Computer vision specialist and independent game developer Virtual Air Guitar Company Ltd. announced yesterday that it will be exhibiting at the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham, England April 7th – 11th, 2010. The company will have its patented FreeMotion technology, a replacement for traditional game controllers for gaming consoles and PCs, on display in the Future Tech Zone at the Gadget Show Live.
Virtual Air Guitar Company is behind the camera games that allow players to become the hero of the game in the most literal sense possible as players appear in-game as virtual representations of themselves rather than as avatars. Using a camera, Virtual Air Guitar Company’s FreeMotion technology tracks the player’s full body image and allows him or her to perform unrestricted natural movements that are reflected in-game. This technology will be demonstrated at Gadget Show 2010 as part of Virtual Air Guitar Company’s latest game-in-development project, Kung Fu Live.
“Technology should be the enabler in designing exciting new games, not a gimmick or end in itself,” said Teemu Maki-Parola, CEO of Virtual Air Guitar Company Ltd. “The design rules for camera games do not comply with industry traditions. We’re working to redefine the genre by taking a completely fresh approach, making the experience more in-depth and personalized to each player.” Virtual Air Guitar Company’s team members have worked on camera games for nearly a decade, acquiring a wealth of experience along the way that inevitably aids in applying computer vision technology to games like Kung Fu Live.
Virtual Air Guitar Company views the intuitive and interactive user interfaces inherent in the type of camera games they create as an opportunity to attract new gamers who would rather jump right into a game than have to memorize complicated button sequences in order to succeed in the virtual gaming world.
Feel free to stop by the company’s demonstration area at the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham, England to witness their innovative FreeMotion technology.