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1. (WO2013112918) INTERACTIVE VIDEO GAME WITH TOYS HAVING SPECIAL EFFECTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/112918    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/023273
Publication Date: Fri Aug 02 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A63F 13/00
A63F 13/02
A63F 13/06
Applicants: ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC.
Inventors: LEYLAND, Robert
HUANG, I-Wei
Title: INTERACTIVE VIDEO GAME WITH TOYS HAVING SPECIAL EFFECTS
Abstract:
A video game includes a component that senses the presence and identity of proximate toys. Each of the toys includes an identification device such as an RFID tag. Each of the toys is also associated with a corresponding game character or object. The toys further comprise audio, visual and other effects, wherein said effects are activated when the toy is proximate the gaming platform or a peripheral to the gaming platform. Effects may also be activated based on characteristics of the game character or aspects of the game play sequence thereby enhancing the user's gameplay experience.