Carbonated shows first Microsoft Surface game

Carbonated shows first Microsoft Surface game

By Ed Fear

February 28th 2008 at 10:53PM

Casual studio creates debut title for touch-screen tech

Carbonated Games, Microsoft's in-house casual games studio, has created a title for Microsoft's Surface intelligent multi-touch panel system.

Firefly sees up to four players herding fireflies into a glass jar by dragging their fingers across the display, while also allowing competitive players to sabotage their opponents by jabbing fireflies to kill them.

Demonstrating the game to blog Sarcastic Gamer, a Microsoft Surface representative said that Carbonated was asked to create a game that was "fun and simple, that could be used to test the Surface."

At the moment the game remains a proof of concept, with the rep saying that they "didn't know if we'll ever see this deployed anywhere."

To watch a video of the game in action, check out the Sarcastic Gamer website.