SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visitors to the MCC Museum at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London will be able to play their own ‘mini T20’ match on Cricket Live!, the web-connected cricket table game from ThrowMotion Inc. that’s part of the museum’s new interactive game exhibit.
The foosball-sized game from ThrowMotion brings cricket to the table-top in a physical format with full 3-dimensional ball dynamics. The game, in which a multi-axis batsman faces off against a bowler who can change the length and line of a delivery, or add spin, is designed to reflect the future of digitally connected, physical games.
“We wanted to give visitors a ‘hands-on’ opportunity to play an innovative game that reflects the nuances of the sport,” said Charlotte Goodhew, MCC Collections Manager and organizer for the exhibition on cricket games that’s currently running at Lord’s. “Our exhibit is designed to portray the past and the future of cricket games, and ThrowMotion’s Cricket Live! game fits in perfectly with this theme.”
Digital technology integrated into the unit significantly enhances the game experience. Strategically placed infrared light sensors detect how fast each ball is bowled, how fast balls are hit, and where they’re hit. The sensors feed into an Android-based tablet app that provides automatic scoring, stadium sound effects, and ball-by-ball commentary. An accompanying phone app allows users to log into any ThrowMotion game table to track scores and stats, and to view ball-by-ball updates on games in progress. For every ball that’s bowled, a variety of measurements are recorded: ball speed, runs, hit direction, outs and other attributes of interest to players.
“We’re pleased that visitors to Lord’s, the Home of Cricket, will be able to take advantage of this unique game experience,” said Aditya Dayal, ThrowMotion’s founder. “It’s an important step towards ThrowMotion cricket enjoying widespread use in the UK, whether it be in corporations, in social venues such as pubs, or in homes.”
ThrowMotion Cricket Live! provides options for players to track stats such as team wins/losses, batting and bowling averages, and strike rates. The game’s interactive features and mobile app make it easy to create teams, leagues, ladders, and tournaments and to track and share performance data.
ThrowMotion is a Sunnyvale, California-based company producing ‘next-generation’ table games. The games, which combine dynamic physical play with an array of online features, are designed for use in both businesses and homes. The company’s flagship product is the world’s first live action cricket table game. Used widely in many of the world’s largest corporations, including Google, Cisco, Microsoft and Coke, the game accurately recreates key elements of one of the world’s most popular sports. To learn more about ThrowMotion’s products, visit www.throwmotion.com.
About the MCC Museum/Exhibition
The MCC Museum, opened by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh in 1953, is one of the oldest sporting museums in the world. Its collection spans the full history of cricket from its emergence as a major sport in the early 18th century, to the modern age of Twenty20 and the IPL.
The museum’s “Century of Cricket Games” exhibit started in March 2016 and focused on twentieth century cricket board, card, and dice games. The second phase of the exhibit, launching in March 2017, covers interactive cricket games, including video games. To learn more about the games exhibition at the MCC Museum, visit www.lords.org.