Florida Patent of the Month – January 2024
Falcon’s Beyond Brands, LLC (Falcon’s Beyond) brings imagination to the field by redefining how the world shops, dines, relaxes, and plays. With a portfolio beyond expectations, the company has designed entertainment destinations, Roblox-style games, and virtual aquariums. With every project, the company strives for nothing less than game-changing innovation. Recently, the company has been granted a patent for their interactive theater system with real-time feedback and dynamic special effects.
At the heart of this innovation is an interactive gaming computer (IG PC) that executes an interactive multi-player video game, seamlessly integrating the virtual world with reality. The display system, equipped with 3D projectors and curved screens, receives and projects a vivid video stream generated by the IG PC, creating a visually immersive environment.
What sets Falcon’s Beyond invention apart is the incorporation of a multitude of multi-sensory seats, each meticulously designed to provide personalized feedback to players. These seats respond to the execution of the interactive game by moving up and down, tilting in various directions, and vibrating – all orchestrated by instructions from the IG PC. Moreover, the sensory feedback extends beyond mere motion, including effects like air neck blasts, leg ticklers, and even water sprays, adding a new dimension to the gaming experience.
To enable real-time interaction and precise tracking, each player is equipped with an input device featuring motion sensors and an infrared camera. This setup allows the IG PC to not only track the orientation and position of the input devices but also capture the users’ movements with utmost accuracy.
Falcon’s Beyond has taken the concept of group engagement to a new level by grouping seats and providing synchronized group events. This means that while players collectively experience certain effects, they also receive individualized feedback, enhancing the sense of camaraderie and competition.
Beyond the gaming arena, Falcon’s Beyond envisions applications in eSports and streaming platforms, transforming passive observers into active participants. This interactive theater system bridges the gap between traditional gaming and live entertainment, offering an engaging, personalized, and truly immersive experience that goes beyond the boundaries of conventional gaming systems. Falcon’s Beyond has set the stage for a new era in interactive entertainment, where every user becomes an integral part of the action.
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