of the team behind Lifecrawler showed up at the Virtual Worlds 2007 conference today with a laptop and a Wii controller that's he's
begun hacking to control his
avatar in the virtual world of Second Life
You can already move your avatar around using the Wii controller's D-pad with Gideon's system, and he just needs to find a Radio Shack and buy some hardware and he's going to try to make avatar navigation a gestural function of the Wii controller - by the metaverse meetup on Friday!
After that, it's on to using the force feedback system to indicate collisions, and hack out some alternate controller schemes that would allow a user to navigate their avatar via the keyboard but play games within Second Life
by waving the Wiimote around.
Neither Glitchy nor I could think of anyone who's done this before, though it seems so cool and obvious.
Let us know if you're in New York and you want to lend Gideon
I got a chance to play with the sweet wiimote controller hack created by Gideon May
at the Metaverse Meetup last night in the East Village.
According to 3PointD
, over the last couple of days, Gideon
hacked together a way...
Thanks to Gideon May of I-D Media, who introduced us all to the Wiimote as a controller for Second Life.
got this going eventually, but it's just a hack, not really a product.