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April 26, 2010

Touch the Color!

Filed under: mic_200706692 — lcprospero @ 3:42 pm
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After days of learning the basics of C#, now I have an output.

Using C# and Multipoint, I recreated the game called Touch the Color! It’s a clicking game where, obviously, you have the click the color you’re told to click. But for a change, I made it a multi-player game.

Touch the Color!

I’m not sure if it’s cool but it’s something new for a pc game — Two cursors on one screen with two play areas for two players.


Well, it’s all because of Multipoint, a technology which was created at the Microsoft Research India. The idea came from the report reflecting the lack of computers in rural schools in India. ¬†And to reduce this large student-to-computer ratio, they created Multipoint to let two or more people have access on a computer at the same time — imagine a single pc which can serve around eight students just by having their own usb mouse.


Anyway, wonder why it wasn’t called¬†Multimouse? As they say, this technology has a lot of potentials. But, it takes a lot of imagination and creativity to create a new and unique application, for this cool and interesting technology.

I believe, Multipoint won’t be stuck with mice — imagine eight keyboards plugged on a single pc.


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