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Project Mimicry lets you play a real-life sandbox game

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The Dutch indies at Monobanda have created a true digital sandbox in the most literal sense possible -- one with real sand. Using manual labor, you shape and create an augmented reality landscape that is affected by, and projected on, a box with sand.

Up to four players at a time can use the created world to "control a ball that can roll around, jump and glide through the Mimicry world. Tiny virtual characters roll around in the sandbox. You can build obstacles for them or create a racetrack."

It looks like From Dust with real sand and without the god game elements to crude old me, but the project is certainly not lacking in creativity. Any takers for a box of sand peripheral? What about if they add sandworms and graboids? There you go.

Trailer: Project Mimicry (Monobanda) [Indie Games via Rock, Paper, Shotgun]


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