“What if you could create a game character that looks like you?” “
That’s the question I asked my son, daughter, and niece yesterday – and their answers ranged from all kinds of thoughts to the concept of “very cool” and beyond. After all, people are playing enough video games these days to realize that it would be quite interesting to see your own shapeshifted face trolling around one of them, even if it wasn’t the first. and main use of Looksery, a new app that helps people change the way they look in photos and videos in real time. (This Photoshop real-time video-like feature is really amazing to me as I write this, especially how it will allow people to slim their faces – not just in sequel mode, but during shooting a video. There is no other app like this in the App Store, and you heard it here first: This app is going to go seriously viral. Girls love to watch the mower in the videos.)
Of course, being so game-oriented, when I checked out the filters that allow users to apply x-ray effects to their face or make spooky zombie faces, I couldn’t help but to think that customers could then pass these 3D avatar images to developers to help them fit inside developing games, or at least use the edited photos as custom avatars in all games allowing you to upload your own images there.
Bouncing mud? Bounce yourself back, with reshaped images in game apps
Readers who have read my previous articles on Venture Beat GamesBeat know that I started to jump on the bandwagon by purchasing game app code from places like Chupamobile or Udemy to create blockbuster game clones and them. get approved in the iTunes App Store. I once purchased the license for the Apple iOS Developer Program at $ 99 per year, and now I see how Looksery can become a big part of creating my own images that are legal to use in cloned games that require a new one. skin.
For example, instead of bouncing the slime in your cloned version of Bouncing Slime, you can use a “monster” version of your own zombie face shown in the photo above, or create a similar animalized play version of a character who still looks like you, but is much more characterized, like this gecko-like thing:
Heck, the possibilities start to become endless when you think about the variations of images and videos that can be created and then used for gaming purposes, especially if you get a good variety of friends and family who are willing to play. ‘use their faces in your games. .
Hey, who needs Laura Croft or Megan Fox to be the next generation of video game heroines? We could make ourselves this pretty and then send that data to game development companies or use it as makeover photos to bring ourselves to life inside a console or on the screen of a mobile device.
Real money and best use will come from licensing the technology to game companies
While this is really a whole lot of fun and games to play with the individual aspects of the Looksery messaging app, this is the point where “Mr. Wonderful” on Shark aquarium would point out that the real money and success would come from licensing their core technology to a variety of industries – not just game companies, but those in the beauty industry as well, manufacturers of mobile devices and video communications. Especially when it comes to face tracking and transforming technology – which is all the rage these days – the company can use its ability to develop various image enhancement and 3D filters in areas far beyond gaming. .