Most video games happen somewhere between the screen and the player’s imagination. The fantastic images in front of us not only trigger emotions and adrenaline but invite us to participate in the world we see. This physical-virtual divide has been eroded away by the likes of Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and amiibo toys that bring video game characters into the real world and use the real-world toy to unlock more of the game. Anki Drive takes this a step further, though, bringing the action as well as the characters off the screen and onto the living room floor.
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire.
We played on: PlayStation Vita
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Platforms: PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Vita, Xbox One, Wii U, iOS, Android
We Played on: iOS
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