On top of the Grand Piano and Firefly game they’ve already released, it appears the Microsoft Surface team have been hard at work developing even more sample applications as well as updates to existing applications for the Surface.
I found these photos taken by Jean-Luc David, a Microsoft Canada employee who I presume was visiting the Redmond campus last week and had a chance to play with the Surface with some of these new applications loaded. Here’s a couple highlights.
You probably would have seen the rockpool water-ripple demo already, I could be wrong but this looks different and far better than the original. The most obvious difference is that rocks are no longer multi-colored and show more detail.
The photo application now appears to support categories and labels.
Virtual Earth on the Surface.
A puzzle game called ScatterPuzzle. Now possible to play without those glass cubes.
Ghosts, an adaption of the puzzle game where the aim is to move objects so lines do not cross each other.
A gorgeous Backgammon game for Surface.
The music player is updated with a better looking playlist.
The most awesome of the updates are the interactive visualizations. Here it is labeling each touch point.
Last but not least, the feedback application now incorporates a keyboard interface for touch-typing.