CamSpace: Wii without the Wii for Wiiless Wiinnabes

This is interesting to say the least. Roi over at the ol’ mothership has a nice piece up about CamSpace, an online gaming community that’s set to throw its doors open to the public. The idea is to use webcams as gaming input devices, making for a Wii-like experience without the need for a $250 console.

It appears to work, though I haven’t tried it myself. The idea isn’t anything new, I’ve played camera-based games on my Treo for a couple of years now, and it works pretty well. Early word on CamSpace, though, is that they’ve got new tracking software that is far more accurate that what we’ve seen before.

It looks fun, and I can’t wait to play golf this way. My MacBook’s iSight camera just got useful.