Web vs. Celebrity / Season 2
After nine months of research and development, we’re proud to present our latest project: Web vs. Promi! For this very unique project we developed a webcam-based OnAir games-show for the german kids-channel Kika. 4 participants could control their virtual character with a kinect-like motion detection of their webcam.
The communication with the kids was virtually delay-free (< 0.8 sec.). We established several completely stable video-, audio- and control-streams to and from the kids without any additional hardware or software needed for the 4 participants at home.
In every of the 15 shows, we could choose from 6 casual games produced with Unity3D. Every action was synchronized with every player throughout the whole system. This is why even action- and multiplayer-games could be realised.
Also the 2nd season has a good start. Actually as the name implies: in this interactive webcame gameshow four children compete in a match via headset and webcam from home against a celebrity. The kids are going live to the studio and control the game with movements -like many well-known game consoles-
The innovation in this season are not only the new mini-games, but also the optimized game control. The players have the possibility to insert an interactive voice control added to the movement control. The optimized game control promised more entertainment and amusement.
The function of the celebrity is to make the game difficult for the candidates. For that purpose the celebrity has different possibilities, for example during the wizard game the celebrity can via voice control insert the four elements against the avatars of the candidates. To brave the elements the candidates have to put a hex on the celebrity -via voice control as well-. In the new underwater game the candidates have the possibilty to overcome an obstacle via voice control. If the celebrity strike the avatars, the candidates are loosing their points. The candidate with the highest score compete against the celebrity in a final competition and has the chance to win 1000 €.