The Edge
United Kingdom
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2015

Four contestants battle it out in a knockout for the right to roll balls down cash lanes

Four contestants battle it out in a knockout for the right to roll balls down cash lanes.

The hopefuls answer questions at the podiums to attempt to select the best runway, before rolling for cash.

The nearer the ball gets to the edge, the more money they win. However, if the ball rolls over The Edge, the could be eliminated. Only one contestant is left standing in the final round, as the more questions they get right, the bigger The Edge grows.

Gabby Logan hosts The Edge on the BBC
The Edge Host, Gabby Logan 

Key Challenges

  • To track the balls in real time and sync the game graphics and scoring to the motion of the balls.
  • Automate balls to move inside the contestant podiums.

What we did

  • Integrated our custom-designed laser tracking technology with our ionologic game engine.
  • Created pneumatic rams with sensors to control the movement of the podium balls and synchronised this with lighting and sound effects

BBC's The Edge studio contestants
BBC's The Edge studio contestants with ionoco designed podiums
The team at ionoco developed a bespoke mechanism to automate the movement of podium balls
BBC's The Edge studio contestant and ionoco designed laser guided floor graphic screens
Bespoke Ionoco laser tracking system allowed game graphics to match the motion of the balls

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