Capital One Arena has a new intermission game during the Capitals home games.
Picture a real-life game of Pac-Man, where players are donuts who have to run around the ice collecting coffee cups to score points. But be careful! Don’t get caught by the donut chomper and you’ll lose all yer points.
The game is played using an interactive projection onto the ice and is the first of its kind being rolled out by Dunkin’ Donuts.
The interactive projection works by directing cameras with a tracking beacon that is located on the players’ helmets. The information from the tracking beacon feeds into software that allows the projection content to react live to the players. This is next level technology people.
The white cups are worth five points and the ice coffee cups are worth 20 points, but getting hit by the chomping donut will lose you 40 points. The contestant with the most points after two minutes gets to take home a $250 gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts and a gift bag.
Capital One Arena has stepped up their game this season with new 3D on-ice projections at the beginnings of games and during player intros. A major part of the renovations to the arena over the past summer were to enable more of these innovative 3D projections.
Headline photo: Capital One Arena
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