A new generation of gamers
Get ready for some new, old-fashioned fun.
The game begins when players slap on the Moff Band bracelet, a wearable device, that connects with their smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Players’ arm gestures replace the arcade joystick to guide Pac-Man up, down, left and right to gobble up pellets.
“One of the unique features of Moff Pac-Man is that we designed it not only for kids and adults, but also for seniors,” said Aki Takahagi, co-founder and CEO of Moff in a press release. “Moff Pac-Man stays true to Pac-Man’s classic design, and with Moff’s wearable technology, we have added movement and multi-tasking exercise by connecting the game play with physical movement. By sharing the Pac-Man experience with the senior generation who are interested in improving their health and preventing dementia, the entire family can be happy and healthy in body and mind.”
Moff Pac-Man is the first app in Moff’s collaboration and Bandai Namco Entertainment, which invested in the startup in 2015. The app also marks the launch of a licensing business for content owners and service providers interested in using the Moff wearable technology.
Nicole was Senior Editor at I Advance Senior Care and Long Term Living Magazine 2015-2017. She has a Journalism degree from Kent State University and is finalizing a master’s degree in Information Architecture and Management. She has extensive studies in the digital user experience and in branding online media. She has worked as an editor and writer for various B2B publications, including Business Finance.
Topics: Activities , Technology & IT , Wearables