The coolest thing about the Apple Keynote Event, at least for me, was Clumsy Ninja. I want one! Clumsy Ninja is a new game that was created by NaturalMotion Games. It features a cute, cartoon, ninja character that isn’t very good at being a ninja. You have to teach him to become a better, more skilled, (but still adorable) ninja. To do this, you must play with him, and teach him how to play with a variety of objects.
NaturalMotion Games describes the Clumsy Ninja as follows:
“…Clumsy Ninja showcases the first artificial intelligence (AI) character based on real-time simulated body and central nervous system, rather than canned animations”.
In other words, the game includes a real-time simulation, and uses advanced artificial intelligence. This means that when you play with Clumsy Ninja, he will behave differently each time. It also means he can learn from his experiences, improve his skills, and be curious about his environment. Clumsy Ninja was described as “self-aware”. In some ways, this reminds me of the tamagotchi (but much more fun).
Clumsy Ninja will become available on the new iPod Touch, (which is the fifth generation of iPod Touch). The new iPod Touch will run on a dual-core A5 processor. It will also have a 4 -inch Retina display. The battery life will last for 40 hours.
The new iPod Touch will be available in October of this year. It will cost $299 for the 32GB version, or $399 for the 64GB version. It looks like I will have to wait a bit before I can get a Clumsy Ninja of my very own to play with.
If you missed the Apple Keynote Event can check out the Clumsy Ninja in action in this video: