A short tech demo called Museum of Simulation Technology has been released by Pillow Castle, a tiny 5 person team of students formed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center. The demo shows off a first-person puzzle game that uses forced perspective to make the player solve puzzles and ultimately make their way to the exit.
If you’ve ever tried to squish the moon between your thumb and forefinger or seen a photo of some giant person holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you’ve had experience with forced perspective illusions – Pillow Castle explained.
The short video that was posted on youtube shows the basic concept of manipulating the perspective of objects, and then quickly builds on the idea when it’s combined with portals, and the ability to shrink and enlarge yourself. The idea holds the potential to be a very interesting game.
Pillow Castle stated that they’re already hard at work on a full version of the game, and that the video represents a very early build. Pillow castle hasn’t mentioned an official release date yet so the tantalizing video will have to do for now.