‘Dive Commander’ Allows Control of a Real Mini Submarine
The web-based game, Dive Commander, lets a user control an actual mini-submarine through the internet. The game has been created by the Idaho-based tech firm Reach-In, which previously introduced iPet Companion. The Dive Commander allows players to view live video of a mini submarine, through a camera located inside a tank of water. The environment has been made to appear natural with rocks, gravel, plant pots, and other aquatic scenery.
The functions that players can perform include turning on external lights, moving around of the mini submarine. Controlling the submarine is the actual difficult part of the game as it drifts when controls are released. The purpose of the submarine is to search for clues to help answer questions regarding sinking of a fictitious ship. The players are queued up and they have to wait for their turn to control the submarine. Each player gets two-minutes for controlling the mini submarine and in that time period search for clues.
Those who have always wanted such a realistic game and that too to do with a mini submarine can have their desire fulfilled. What is more is that the game is currently free of charge. But for the future, the company plans to have it as pay-to-play. Reach-In also plans to use this game as a platform to raise awareness by introducing it in different aquariums and also to raise funds for them.