Return of Carnival Games

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Return of Carnival Games

Postby VideoGameCritic » August 31st, 2016, 5:31 pm

I saw an interesting press release about a new Carnival Games for the new VR gear coming out. Carnival Games made a splash on the Wii but I totally forgot about it since then! This actually sounds like fun. Of course, it's download only, and I expect most (if not all) VR games to follow suit just because the user base is going to be too limited for mass production.


New York, NY – August 31, 2016 – 2K today revealed Carnival Games® VR, a new take on the hit franchise created by Cat Daddy Games that has sold-in more than 9 million copies worldwide. Carnival Games VR will be 2K’s first virtual reality offering to leverage today’s leading edge technology that will bring the fun and thrill of 12 different carnival games into living rooms in an entirely new and engaging entertainment experience. The title will be available worldwide for digital download for $19.99 on October 28, 2016 for HTC Vive™ and PlayStation®VR; and later this year for Oculus Rift.

Alley Ball: Roll the ball right into one of the holes at the end of the alley – try and get a high score!
Ring Toss: Get rings to toss onto pegs for points so make sure you aim for the ones with the most points!
Golden Arm: Wind up and test out your arm when you try to knock over the golden milk jug(s) with a baseball.
Down The Stretch: Race to the finish by rolling the ball into the holes at the end of the ramp! Be sure to land them into the highlighted hole for an extra burst of speed.
Pop Darts: Hit as many balloons as you can with darts but if you feel lucky, you can pop all eight balloons by hitting a moving target.
Shark Tank: Don’t hesitate when it comes to hitting a moving target as fast as you can in order to dunk patrons into this water tank!
Funnel Cake Stacker: It’s raining funnel cakes! Catch as many funnel cakes on the tray as you can.
Swish: Test your basketball skills when you only have seconds to make as many baskets as possible.
Haunted House: BOO! Don’t be scared when you jump in this moving cart where you need to shoot as many targets as you can while the cart moves through the Haunted House.
Fast Pitch: Strike! Or maybe it’s a Ball – catch each pitch as best you can whether it’s swerving, slow or fast!
Shooting Gallery: Quick draw and test your aim while you have unlimited shots to try and hit as many targets as you can.
Climbing Wall: Don’t look down! Climb as fast as you can to reach the treasure at the top of the climbing wall.

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Re: Return of Carnival Games

Postby scotland » August 31st, 2016, 6:24 pm

That's cool. A set of boardwalk carny games for VR is a good start. Limited, work on basic gameplay, easily accessible, low bar for graphics. Sounds like a prudent beginning. Baby steps.

Climbing wall seems like the greatest challenge, as that uses the whole body.

By the way, is Skee Ball a registered trademark? Both 'alley ball' and 'down the stretch' sound like skee ball.

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Re: Return of Carnival Games

Postby pacman000 » January 16th, 2017, 5:57 pm

scotland wrote:That's cool. A set of boardwalk carny games for VR is a good start. Limited, work on basic gameplay, easily accessible, low bar for graphics. Sounds like a prudent beginning. Baby steps.

Climbing wall seems like the greatest challenge, as that uses the whole body.

By the way, is Skee Ball a registered trademark? Both 'alley ball' and 'down the stretch' sound like skee ball.

Yep, Skee-Ball's apparently been trademarked since 1928.

http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4804:j45oqp.2.12

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Re: Return of Carnival Games

Postby pacman000 » January 17th, 2017, 9:29 am

That was supposed to be a link to the U.S. Patent & Trademark office's registration info on the the name "Skee-Ball." Apparently, you can't link to items in their database. Huh. Here's the info, copied & pasted:

Word Mark SKEE-BALL
Goods and Services IC 028. US 022. G & S: GAME IN THE NATURE OF A BOWLING GAME AND PARTS THEREOF. FIRST USE: 19081208. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19081208
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 71276901
Filing Date December 18, 1928
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0256496
Registration Date May 21, 1929
Owner (REGISTRANT) NATIONAL SKEE-BALL COMPANY, INC. CORPORATION NEW YORK NEPTUNE AVE. AND W. 20TH ST. CONEY ISLAND NEW YORK

(LAST LISTED OWNER) BAY TEK GAMES, INC. CORPORATION WISCONSIN 1077 E GLENBROOK DRIVE PULASKI WISCONSIN 54162
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Joseph D. Kuborn
Disclaimer THE WORD "BALL" IS DISCLAIMED APART FROMTHE MARK SHOWN IN THE DRAWING.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 12C. SECT 15. SECTION 8(10-YR) 20080910.
Renewal 5TH RENEWAL 20080910
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(I can't see anyone loosing money from me copying freely-available trademark info to a message board, & this is educational, so it should be fair use.)


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