On April 4th, 2017, DP Lazer Maze featured an article that discussed the evolution of laser tag. The first game of laser tag was played in 1984, and since then the structure of the game has stayed relatively the same. However, according to writer of technology and innovation, Mary-Ann Russon, the future of laser tag could see the integration of AI machine learning, 3D weapons and drones. With continuous technological advancements, there is no denying this new concept could bring an advanced level of tag to the forefront of the industry.
Laser Tag History
The conception of laser tag is linked to George Carter, an inventor known for the creation of the motorized surfboard and the bumper boat. Dan Neilan, writer for online entertainment website, A.V. Club, explains that laser tag evolved from Carter’s interest in the blaster rifles featured in Star Wars. The concept of laser tag involves two opposing teams who embark on a mission. The winner must earn as many points as possible by firing infrared beams at infrared targets. These targets are found on the vests of opponents. Depending on the venue, laser tag can be played in outdoor and indoor settings. While the concept of this leisure sport remains constant, news from Singapore suggests that advances in technology could enhance the experience for players.
Changing the Game
Tag Team Inc. is home to one of Singapore’s largest indoor laser tag centres. In addition to offering a fun-filled venue for guests, Tag Team Inc. has also been working on changing the game through technology. Mary-Ann Russon reports on their six year effort to create and integrate different gaming features.
- Laser Drone Tag – This form of laser tag takes the target off the back of opposing players and places it on an air drone. The team who earns 20 points by hitting the drone wins the game.
- Video Game – Russon also describes a new game called Ninja Squad, which is a virtual visualization that actually takes place in the indoor arena. Russon writes:“Five players armed with 3D printed swords and bows fight virtual enemies. Every move they take is captured by the sensors in the weapons, and together the embedded system on the weapons and Tag Team Inc’s servers identify the movement so that the computer can respond almost instantaneously.”
The extensive research and innovative thinking of Tag Team Inc. creates anticipation for the future of Toronto laser tag arenas. Their findings on neural networks has also motivated their constant effort to intersect human thought processes to computer applications. AI has been an interesting topic for many industries, and has even been part of the big screen for decades. In conjunction with technologies such as 3D weapons and drones, the world of laser tag could see many opportunities to advance.
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