Soon You Can Control Live TV with Text Messages

artificiallife.jpgArtificial Life, Inc., a mobile games company based in Hong Kong with titles such as America’s Next Top Model 8 and the upcoming (Japan-only) Happy Feet, just bought SMS Galaxy from the Swiss firm Script Avenue AG.

If you haven’t heard of SMS Galaxy before — and you probably haven’t because it’s only used in Switzerland right now — it’s a system that lets you “control” a 3D avatar on a live television show by sending text messages from your phone.

In Switzerland, it’s been used on a top-rated daily show for four seasons, according to Artificial Life. No word yet on which shows or games will support it over here.

Artificial Life, Inc. Acquires SMS Galaxy; New Mobile Avatar Interface to Live TV Shows [Artificial Life]