Pirata Boat Race games uses both PC and iPhone/iPod Touch
by Mark R
This Pirata Boat Race game created by Pirata London. It is a unique gaming experience because it uses an iPhone/iPod Touch in tandem with a PC.
The basic gist of this app/program is to create a boat race in a virtual world, and row the oars using everyone’s favorite Apple device. Think of it as turning an iPhone or iPod Touch into something like a Wiimote.
If you want to play the game, you will need to go to the official site here. Then what you need to do is download the app on your iPhone and iPod Touch. Don’t worry, the App is free.
From there, it is a matter of syncing your PC with the mobile device so you can “row”. You will need to snap a picture of the QR code with the iPhone’s camera, or enter in a unique code with the iPod touch.
From there, you have your own rowing team, and up to ten people can play at any given time, with five people per boat. Granted, you have to all gather around the PC to do it, so think of it as a social activity.
All in all, I am quite impressed with the Pirata Boat Race, and it shows how the iPhone/iPod Touch can be used in conjunction with desktop devices. I look forward to seeing the iPhone used with other devices, such as actual video game consoles themselves.