Following two years of development, a gesture-recognition technology for mobile devices called AirScreen is now available in the iTunes App Store. The technology is part of a new game called Kinetic Defender. For 1-4 players, they must protect the Earth from incoming meteors and missiles, controlling targeting through hand motions tracked by the iOS device’s front-facing camera. The app supports AirPlay Mirroring for large screen gameplay.
The idea for AirScreen, the revolutionary motion recognition technology for iOS and Android, originated with the co-founders in 2011. According to Fernando Correa, one of the project leads, “The first time I played with Xbox Kinect, I knew we had to do something about it. No doubt, it was the future of gaming. But it was a future that we felt should be made available to as many people as possible – and that is why we decided to accept the challenge of creating a new technology. To be successful, we realized that it needed to be a software-only solution that would be compatible with most smartphones.”
“[We] contracted InfinixSoft to help us develop a game that met our expectations and made AirScreen shine,” Correa continued. “That game is Kinetic Defender – set in a futuristic time and played with a futuristic technology. The perfect combination. Without hesitation, we began to work with InfinixSoft to carry out our dream of turning a smartphone into a game console.
* AirScreen motion recognition technology revolutionizes mobile device gaming
* Front-facing camera of the iDevice follows the motion of the player’s hand
* Single player or multiplayer modes
* Maximum adaptability to changes in lighting
* AirPlay compatible for large screen gameplay
* Share battle pictures on Twitter and Facebook
* iPhone 4S/5, iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad (2,3,4)
* Requires iOS 5 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 105 MB
Kinetic Defender 1.1 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category for $1.99 (USD).