Game developer giant Nintendo has always been at the forefront of exciting new technology for games. In what seems to been a crazy science experiment gone right, Nintendo has been working together with game developers THQ to mash together concepts from the it’s handheld, the Nintendo DS, with the Wii to create a unique monster. The uDraw tablet allows gamers to use a drawing surface with motion controls to create art and then bring it to life with video games!
The uDraw appears to aimed at families who enjoy actually spend time together. Also, according to the box art, uDraw can only be fully appreciated in households where all family members sport immaculately white clothes, sit on pristine, white furniture, while not getting any stains on the perfectly white walls of their suspiciously too-white house.
The hardware itself feels pretty solid. The stylus, though bulky and angular, supports an impressive level of pressure sensitivity. The actual drawing surface feels similar to a 5×7 print, but feels to be just the right size. Drawing surface feels smooth, solid, and responsive, and THQ plans to release a wider range of titles in coming months.
However, much appeal for the uDraw will come from the fact that kids can use the uDraw to paint, draw, and make silly art without creating a huge mess. Artwork can be saved and used in games that the family can play together. Though the uDraw has only been on the market a short time, there is a fair number of games released for the uDraw already.
Keep an eye out for more news, and if you’re looking for a great way to spend more time with your family at home, try the uDraw.