|[March 15, 2017]
ThrowMotion's Cloud Connected Table-Top Cricket Makes Lord's Debut
Visitors to the MCC Museum at the Lord's Cricket Ground in London will
be able to play their own 'mini T20' match on Cricket Live!, the
web-connected cricket table game from ThrowMotion Inc. that's part of
the museum's new interactive game exhibit.
The foosball-sized game from ThrowMotion brings cricket to the table-top
in a physical format with full 3-dimensional ball dynamics. The game, in
which a multi-axis batsman faces off against a bowler who can change the
length and line of a delivery, or add spin, is designed to reflect the
future of digitally connected, physical games.
"We wanted to give visitors a 'hands-on' opportunity to play an
innovative game that reflects the nuances of the sport," said Charlotte
Goodhew, MCC Collections Manager and organizer for the exhibition on
cricket games that's currently running at Lord's. "Our exhibit is
designed to portray the past and the future of cricket games, and
ThrowMotion's Cricket Live! game fits in perfectly with this theme."
Digital technology integrated into the unit significantly enhances the
game experience. Strategically placed infrared light sensors detect how
fast each ball is bowled, how fast balls are hit, and where they're hit.
The sensors feed into an Android (News - Alert)-based tablet app that provides
automatic scoring, stadium sound effects, and ball-by-ball commentary.
An accompanying phone app allows users to log into any ThrowMotion game
table to track scores and stats, and to view ball-by-ball updates on
games in progress.For every ball that's bowled, a variety of
measurements are recorded: ball speed, runs, hit direction, outs and
other attributes of interest to players.
"We're pleased that visitors to Lord's, the Home of Cricket, will be
able to take advantage of this unique game experience," said Aditya
Dayal, ThrowMotion's founder. "It's an important step towards
ThrowMotion cricket enjoying widespread use in the UK, whether it be in
corporations, in social venues such as pubs, or in homes."
ThrowMotion Cricket Live! provides options for players to track stats
such as team wins/losses, batting and bowling averages, and strike
rates. The game's interactive features and mobile app make it easy to
create teams, leagues, ladders, and tournaments and to track and share
ThrowMotion is a Sunnyvale, California-based company producing
'next-generation' table games. The games, which combine dynamic physical
play with an array of online features, are designed for use in both
businesses and homes. The company's flagship product is the world's
first live action cricket table game. Used widely in many of the world's
largest corporations, including Google (News - Alert), Cisco, Microsoft and Coke, the
game accurately recreates key elements of one of the world's most
popular sports. To learn more about ThrowMotion's products, visit www.throwmotion.com.
About the MCC Museum/Exhibition
The MCC Museum, opened by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh in 1953, is one of
the oldest sporting museums in the world. Its collection spans the full
history of cricket from its emergence as a major sport in the early 18th
century, to the modern age of Twenty20 and the IPL.
The museum's "Century of Cricket Games" exhibit started in March 2016
and focused on twentieth century cricket board, card, and dice games.
The second phase of the exhibit, launching in March 2017, covers
interactive cricket games, including video games. To learn more about
the games exhibition at the MCC Museum, visit www.lords.org.
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