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Time to Save Face! (Literally!) As Aliens Invade Your Face
in The First Game to Bring Players Physically into the Game
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2011 Total Immersion, the global leader in augmented reality, today released SkinVaders™, a fun game for all ages available as a free download for the iPhone®, iPad2® and iPod touch® at App Store(SM) at http://www.itunes.com/apps/skinvaders.
Created with Total Immersion’s D’Fusion® Studio Augmented Reality (AR) platform, SkinVaders is the first game to fully leverage AR literally bringing players into the game—by transforming their faces into game terrain over which alien invaders, known as SkinVaders, battle it out for total domination. To defeat the SkinVaders, players eradicate invading aliens by tapping on them and popping the eggs laid by the invaders.
With 9 levels and a variety of SkinVaders, all the action takes place on the face of the player. Pictures are automatically snapped during the process incorporating the 3D graphics, making them fun to share with friends and family. The stakes are high: It’s time for players to save face.
“SkinVaders demonstrates a world of possibility created by Total Immersion’s powerful augmented reality platform D’Fusion Studio,” said Bruno Uzzan, CEO of Total Immersion. “Players are literally brought into the game as they fight the invasion of SkinVaders intent on taking over their face. The markerless tracking and rendering are so sophisticated that players can suspend belief, deeply engaging in the most personal, realistic and real-time augmented reality experience on the market today.”
About Total Immersion
Total Immersion (www.t-immersion.com) is the global leader in augmented reality. Through its patented D’Fusion® technology, Total Immersion blurs the line between the virtual world and the real world by integrating real time interactive 3D graphics into a live video stream. Leading the augmented reality category since 1999, the company maintains offices in Europe (France, Germany and UK), North America and Asia. Total Immersion supports the world’s largest AR Partner network, with a diversified portfolio of over 120 best of breed solution providers worldwide.
Since its inception, Total Immersion has led the industry in AR technology with over 1,000 executed augmented reality solutions for Fortune 500 name brands and organizations and partnerships with the world’s most prominent technology companies including Adobe®, Intel® and KDDI.
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Total Immersion, the global leader and pioneer in augmented reality (AR), today released a new version of D’Fusion® Studio, an evolution in AR technology. Free to download, D’Fusion Studio 3.2 empowers developers of all stripes to create a new breed of rich cross-platform games and applications that leverage Total Immersion’s groundbreaking AR technology.
Drawing on eleven years of market leadership, industry knowledge and expertise, D’Fusion Studio outperforms other AR solutions in three categories: the speed at which targets are recognized, the ability to track markerless targets as they move through an environment and stability, or lack of jitter, in the tracked image and associated 3D elements. D’Fusion Studio offers the most advanced feature set on the market-free of charge:
- Multiplatform: Developers can create games and applications for a variety of platforms including iOS and Android™, Web, Microsoft® Kinect™ and kiosk.
- Sophisticated: Superior markerless tracking—including face-tracking—quickly recognizes images as targets as they move through the scene and even rotate.
- Efficient: D’Fusion Studio draws from a single authoring environment and a single set of assets (images, 3D models, scripts) to maximize efficiency.
- Comprehensive: D’Fusion Studio boasts the unique ability to recognize an image from a target data store of up to 1,000 images (competitive solutions do not exceed a target data store of 30) – while maintaining the same recognition time, requiring only a slight increase in resource utilization (CPU, RAM).
- Immersive: D’Fusion Studio’s AR technology successfully blurs the lines between the real world and the rich digital universe of 3D allowing end users to deeply engage in the real-time experience without distraction caused by the technology.
“D’Fusion Studio uses superior AR technology to get as close as possible to erasing the line between reality and the digital world,” said Total Immersion CEO Bruno Uzzan. ”Now, by making D’Fusion Studio free to all developers we’ve removed yet another barrier—developers are limited only by their imagination.”
Showcasing the power of D’Fusion Studio and the potential of AR, Total Immersion created SkinVaders™—a free game for iOS.SkinVaders is the first game to use AR to bring players into the game—literally and physically—transforming their faces into game terrain over which alien invaders, known as SkinVaders, battle for domination. Players must tap quickly to combat the SkinVaders, while popping eggs laid by the aliens. “Demonstrating the potential of D’Fusion Studio with the SkinVaders game was an obvious choice. Games have always pushed the limits of technology,” said Uzzan. “By using Total Immersion’s D’Fusion Studio Platform, game developers can build immersive worlds in which players engage.”
Video of Bruno Uzzan discussing SkinVaders:
About Total Immersion
Total Immersion (www.t-immersion.com) is the global leader in augmented reality. Through its patented D’Fusion® technology, Total Immersion blurs the line between the virtual world and the real world by integrating real time interactive 3D graphics into a live video stream. Leading the augmented reality category since 1999, the company maintains offices in Europe (France, Germany and UK), North America and Asia. Total Immersion supports the world’s largest AR Partner network, with a diversified portfolio of over 120 best of breed solution providers worldwide. Since its inception, Total Immersion has led the industry in AR technology with over 1,000 executed augmented reality solutions for Fortune 500 name brands and organizations and partnerships with the world’s most prominent technology companies including Adobe®, Intel® and KDDI.
Total Immersion (US)
Pristine Creation started in year 2005 in Penang and set up by Phileas & Kristine, husband and wife team who proof to market of its capabilities. The company started in business card display media business and ventured into advertisng agency creative industry in year 2009. With 6 years experience in northern region market, we are able to provides our customers total solutions in advertising activities with prompt and on time delivery. Our team specialized in provides creative solution on variety media such as video production, prints media and outdoor billboard advertising.
Pristine Creation was also as “I Love Penang Brand” event organiser in year 2008. Our vision is to set up a digital base production house in order to support creative industry in local and nationwide market with a dream called “Design Factory”.
Silhouette iMirror makes your iPhone 4 or iPad 2 a real mirror – and more.
Thanks to advanced Augmented Reality video technology you can easily try on eyewear any time and anywhere you like.
Have you ever wondered what you would look like wearing a new model of eyewear? The Silhouette iMirror has been developed to answer just that question. iMirror app users can watch themselves move around freely like in a real mirror, wearing any pair of the famous sunglasses in the Silhouette collection, without ever going to an optimetrician’s and actually fetching a set.
Most optimetricians will also be hard put to allow you free reign with the complete collection of Silhouette eyewear. The iMirror has no such troubles, and even empowers you to change the shapes and colors of your favourite eyewear.
The tech side
Step one is to create a video. The iPhone 4 and iPad 2 with their front-side cameras are the perfect tool for this task. Then the real digital magic happens: the iMirror tracks the face of a person and superimposes a 3D realtime overlay of Silhouette’s eyewear from any collection, in any shape or color.
For those without a front-facing camera there’s another great app: the Silhouette Virtual Mirror, where you can upload a photo and check out the fit of all of Silhouette’s eyewear models on it.
In both apps, you can easily save photos and share them with friends online.
Our Team will be part of ARParis#2 french networking event dedicated on AR. We are invited to showcase D’Fusion software and to answer to developers question and issues.
Come and join us! Full Program and free registration here. (Keynotes and workshops are in french)