I previously mentioned PlayTeeVee’s beta test for their new multi-player TiVo HME game. Now it is out of beta and anyone with a broadband connected TiVo can try it out. You just need to add PlayTeeVee to your TiVo, which is very easy to do. The game? It is Reversi:
The object of the game is to make your pieces constitute a majority of the pieces on the board at the end of the game, by turning over as many of your opponentâ€™s pieces as possible. This can be done by flanking the other personâ€™s pieces either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Whoever ends up with the most number of pieces at the end of the game wins. The game ends when either the board is full or one player doesnâ€™t have any pieces left.
If you can’t find someone to play with, there is a single player mode where you can play against the computer.
You know, I hadn’t thought of it before, but a lot of turn-based board games would work fairly well as TiVo games. The classics like checkers and chess, of course. But I could really see something like Battleship working well too. TiVo already has a ‘Connect Four’ clone – but making it online two player could be interesting for PlayTeeVee. Scrabble, Monopoly, etc – all could work. Of course, card games – poker, blackjack, etc, could work too. But more people need to use it to encourage development.