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 +====== ROTATOЯ - Triple Force Feedback Wheel Controller ======
  
 +We've built a controller that explores rotary movement with force-feedback in a multiplayer setting. Players turn three stacked steering wheel discs, which are connected to motors to provide directional feedback from the game.
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 +The motorized controller is driven by an Arduino and hooked up to a Unity3D game environment,​ where it controls a set of minigames that demonstrate the concept in a variety of settings. ​
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 +===== Force Feedback =====
 +If existing at all, accurate and directed force feedback has long been relegated to niche applications and been exclusively single-player. With this controller, we want to bring several people to play together and look at how force-feedback influences local co-operative or vs-style gameplay.
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 +In the current prototype, two of the three discs have been motorized, all three wheels will support force-feedback in the near future.
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 +===== Mini-Games =====
 +There are several game concepts that use circular control patterns. We're developing a small number to showcase the versatility of the controller:
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 +  - Space-ship control: three individually tiltable rocket-boosters have to be coordinated to fly the ship to its target.
 +  - Open a safe: move dials and feel the feedback to find the right combination
 +  - Peristalsis:​ A particle movement simulation where each wheel influences the shape of the world.
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 +We're brainstorming other games, such as a car race, a turret defense game, a super hexagon tribute, and a satellite finding/​tuning game.
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 +===== Credits =====
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 +Petri Autio - Ideas, Unity side, assembly
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 +Robin Baumgarten - Ideas, hardware electronics,​ wood working
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