Award-Winning Takenoko Gets a Holographic Twist

Award-Winning Takenoko Gets a Holographic Twist

February 8, 2023

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The Beloved Tabletop Game Arrives on AR Gaming System February 2023

Santa Clara, Calif. – February 8, 2023 --Tilt Five, Inc., an Augmented Reality (AR) entertainment company, in partnership with Twin Sails Interactive and Blazing Griffin, is pleased to announce that the award-winning board game Takenoko will be transformed as tabletop holograms on the Tilt Five® AR gaming system. Takenoko - Tilt Five AR is set to release later this month. 

Since the board game’s launch in 2011, Takenoko has become a staple at family game nights. With a distinctive art style–which garnered the Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork award in 2012–and lightweight mechanics, Takenoko is a game that has captured the hearts of both new and seasoned gamers. 

The Tilt Five version reimagines the gardens of imperial Japan where players can cultivate holographic bamboo and interact with the beloved characters–including a very hungry panda. Players will see garden plots rising and falling on the table, water flowing from the pond, and the weather rumbling and raining directly in front of their very eyes.

The Blazing Griffin Team Enjoying a Game Together!
Wishlist Takenoko - Tilt Five AR on Steam

The Tilt Five® system was developed with gamers and tabletop enthusiasts in mind and invites players to level up game night with the magic of immersive 3D technology. Using proprietary AR glasses, a retroreflective gameboard, and a wand motion controller, Tilt Five players can explore holographic worlds with their family and friends together at home or online. 

Building upon the magic created by Takenoko’s original developer, Antoine Bauza, the Tilt Five edition will offer players a familiar world brought to life in full holographic 3D. With quick-and-easy onboarding tutorials, the added layer of Augmented Reality will provide excitement without adding complexity–allowing all members of the family to enjoy the game. 

Players can enjoy this immersive version of Takenoko together around the table, remotely with other players around the world, or solo against classic AI opponents. 

Stephanie and Daniel play a round of Takenoko 2311 miles apart from one another!

“Our mission is to bring friends and family together,” says Jeri Ellsworth, Tilt Five’s CEO. “Tilt Five’s technology removes a lot of the friction that previous immersive technologies have struggled with. By making a solution that is comfortable, affordable, and easy to use, players of all ages can be surprised and delighted by the virtual worlds on their tabletop.”

“Tilt Five offers players a new immersive way to engage with our games,” says Nicolas Godement, Twin Sails Interactive's Managing Director. “We’re excited to be at the forefront of this new technology, allowing players to explore Takenoko’s beloved characters in holographic 3D!”

“We’ve had so much joy working on Takenoko for Tilt Five,” says Justin Alae-Carew, Blazing Griffin’s Co-Head of Games. “Using holograms to bring the game to life and to surpass the physical capabilities of board games–the game was made to be a hologram."

Check out Behind-the-Scenes Trailer

For additional information or to book an interview please contact  Stephanie Greenall, Head of Communications, Tilt Five inc.

Press Kit

Tilt Five will be exhibiting at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco from March 22-24, 2023. Registered attendees, media, and exhibitors who want to learn more and demo the Tilt Five System during GDC are invited to join us at our booth #P1770.


Twin Sails Interactive is an international video game publisher, part of the Asmodee Group, an Embracer company since March 2022. Based in Paris, our team of passionate professionals partners with developers to help drive their titles to success. Originally known as a specialist of digital board-game adaptations under the name Asmodee Digital, Twin Sails expands Asmodee’s reach into original, creative titles aimed at a wide audience on PC and consoles. Following the release of the acclaimed Gloomhaven adaptation and the well received Early Access launch of Ember Knights, Twin Sails is publishing indie gems Dark Envoy, Innchanted, News Tower or Amberial Dreams, with more yet to be announced. To learn more:


Tilt Five is an entertainment system provider that uses proprietary augmented reality (AR) glasses, a gameboard and a wand controller to engage players in tabletop and video games in 3D holographic environments. Founded by a team of technical visionaries with decades of experience working for consumer technology leaders such as Valve and Google, Tilt Five aims to provide a comfortable, social and immersive AR experience for consumers. Tilt Five is backed by over 3,000 Kickstarters, SIP Global Partners, BITKRAFT Ventures, Galaxy Interactive, Logitech, and games industry leader Ken Birdwell. Founded in November 2017, Tilt Five is headquartered in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter.

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