Intel® GDC 2013 Ultrabook™ Skills Contest Description
1. How to Enter
To enter, participants must go to http://gamedev.wufoo.com/forms/ultrabook-application and fill out an application form in which they will be required to:
Here are my entries for the Perceptual Challenge submitted a few Wednesday's ago. To add more value to the Show&Tell, I thought I’d also include my lessons learned while making each of these apps.
Frankly, the API and SDK for developing with Unity and the Perc, are well-written and comprehensive all things considered. I do not know about other teams, but from my perspective, this is far from the wild west of experimental programming back in the 8 bit and 16 bit Amiga days of copper list hacking and trial and error pioneering stuff.
Come together (Right now)
Well this week has been really really cool. Why? Because all the pieces are finally starting to come together, and what we’re seeing is super exciting. But rather than tell you about it, we thought we’d just show you:
We definitely lost one of our nine lives this week with integrating face tracking into our game, but we still have our cat’s eyes, and are still feel very confident that we will be able to show a stellar game at GDC. On the face tracking end of things we had some big wins. We are finally happy with the speed of the algorithms, and the way things are being tracked will work perfectly for putting into Kiwi Catapult Revenge. We completed some complex math to create very realistic perspective shiting in Unity.
Most of this week have been used to work on the Interface library you can see a demo of here:
This week marks a gear change for me. I have finished cramming everything I could possibly manage into the ultimate Perceptual Webcamera and started deploying my builds to other devices and usage scenarios. Here is a brief whistle stop of the week’s progress:
It’s already Week 4 in the Ultimate Coder Challenge: Going Perceptual and our challengers have brought some seriously amazing work to the table at this point in the contest. This is the official halfway point, and progress is only going to accelerate from here.