October 21, 2011

Skinvaders: Creepy augmented-reality fun

When I heard that Apple was introducing easy access to face detection + GPU compositing in iOS 5, I knew we’d start seeing all kinds of creative imaging mash-ups. Here’s one, Skinvaders, from a longtime colleague of ours:

[Via Dave Helmly]

Posted by John Nack at 12:18 PM on October 21, 2011


  • sbg — 1:57 PM on October 21, 2011

    In similar apps – check out Andrew Kramers “Demoncam” – pretty cool stuff.

  • Nat Brown — 3:18 PM on October 21, 2011


    Sort of the digital equivalent of the toy called Slime. But perhaps I date myself.

    An app I’m sure all parents will rush to show their kids, eh?

  • bob — 12:39 AM on October 23, 2011

    Hello …

    the fact detection and tracking used in Skinvaders are developped by Total Immersion and does not use face detection from iOS SDK.

  • lukasz — 5:16 AM on October 24, 2011

    hah, that is awesome. good stuff. wonder what other cool stuff face detection will yield.

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