I've been wanting to try out designing using tilt sensing and was wondering what controller support it beside the PlayStation 3 and 4 and Wii controllers. I would prefer something that is UHID compatible and more complex than the Wiimote.
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 03:26 PM
Most smart phones and tables have accelerators.
One common difficulty with them is coming up with a good use pattern. They can detect tilt. It is slow, it is imprecise, it can be affected by things like posture and being in a vehicle. It is difficult to make them work well since a tilt measures different than a swing. Often an analog stick (or virtual analog stick) produces more player-friendly results.
While they are cool for a little while, it is extremely hard to build accelerometers into a compelling gameplay experience. Even on the Wii / WiiU where many games use the accelerometer, few do it well.
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