Total Immersion Releases Augmented Reality Game SkinVaders

Time to Save Face! (Literally!) As Aliens Invade Your Face
in The First Game to Bring Players Physically into the Game

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2011 Total Immersion, the global leader in augmented reality, today released SkinVaders™, a fun game for all ages available as a free download for the iPhone®, iPad2® and iPod touch® at App Store(SM) at http://www.itunes.com/apps/skinvaders.

Created with Total Immersion’s D’Fusion® Studio Augmented Reality (AR) platform, SkinVaders is the first game to fully leverage AR literally bringing players into the game—by transforming their faces into game terrain over which alien invaders, known as SkinVaders, battle it out for total domination. To defeat the SkinVaders, players eradicate invading aliens by tapping on them and popping the eggs laid by the invaders.

With 9 levels and a variety of SkinVaders, all the action takes place on the face of the player.  Pictures are automatically snapped during the process incorporating the 3D graphics, making them fun to share with friends and family. The stakes are high:  It’s time for players to save face.

“SkinVaders demonstrates a world of possibility created by Total Immersion’s powerful augmented reality platform D’Fusion Studio,” said Bruno Uzzan, CEO of Total Immersion. “Players are literally brought into the game as they fight the invasion of SkinVaders intent on taking over their face. The markerless tracking and rendering are so sophisticated that players can suspend belief, deeply engaging in the most personal, realistic and real-time augmented reality experience on the market today.”

About Total Immersion

Total Immersion (www.t-immersion.com) is the global leader in augmented reality. Through its patented D’Fusion® technology, Total Immersion blurs the line between the virtual world and the real world by integrating real time interactive 3D graphics into a live video stream. Leading the augmented reality category since 1999, the company maintains offices in Europe (France, Germany and UK), North America and Asia. Total Immersion supports the world’s largest AR Partner network, with a diversified portfolio of over 120 best of breed solution providers worldwide.

Since its inception, Total Immersion has led the industry in AR technology with over 1,000 executed augmented reality solutions for Fortune 500 name brands and organizations and partnerships with the world’s most prominent technology companies including Adobe®, Intel® and KDDI.

CONTACT:

Tiffany Spencer

Total Immersion (US)

TiffanyLynnSpencer@t-immersion.com

+1-310-795-1806

Mastodon Partners With Total Immersion to Create Augmented Reality Experience for Band’s Upcoming New Album, The Hunter

New Single, “Curl of the Burl,” Confirmed for Digital Worldwide Release on August 16th; Band Reveal Track-Listing and Multiple Configurations of The Hunter, Due From Reprise Records on September 27th, 2011.

Hard rock titans Mastodon have announced that their upcoming new album The Hunter will be released in several configurations that feature an exciting interactive 3D experience known as Augmented Reality. The technology, created by Los Angeles-based Company Total Immersion, combines virtual and real worlds to create a 3D one-of-a-kind interactive experience that users can control. Just by using a camera on a computer, their own face and the cover art on The Hunter, the user can turn themselves into The Hunter sculpture that is pictured on the cover.

Though the track “Black Tongue,” from The Hunter has already made its presence known, “Curl Of The Burl,” will be the first official single from the album and will be digitally released worldwide on August 16th through all digital music retailers. A video for the track will be filmed in the near future.

The physical configurations for The Hunter, which will be released by Reprise Records on September 27th, are as follows:

Standard CD includes the album’s 13 tracks, plus a basic Augmented Reality Experience in which the users head becomes the ‘creature’ on the album’s front cover in full 3D.

Learn how to pour a draft beer like a seasoned bartender with AR!

Total Immersion’s partner in Spain, Innovae Vision developed a web-based AR application for Mahou. Mahou is the leader of the beer industry in Spain and is present in 35 countries.

Thanks to this application named “Caña 10 training”, users can learn how to lean the glass right in order to serve the best AR draft beer possible.

 

You can try the application on Mahou’s website or on Facebook.

Catching Dragibus Candies in AR with Haribo’s “Manjouez!” multiplatform game

Haribo launched a new campaign for its “Dragibus” candy brand in April. The name of this campaign is “Manjouez!”, which could translate into “eat and play!”. Several versions of the AR game “Manjouez!” have been released: Dragibus eaters can try to catch their favourite treats online on the main website or on Facebook or they can download the app on the Android Market or on the AppStore.

The online version developed by Total Immersion and Innovae Vision uses movement detection and tracking: players catch candies with their hand and put them in a bag to score. The challenge will be online until the end of August.

Total Immersion’s partner C4M developped the smartphone version. The game is truly immersive as the player has the sensation to have candies flying all around him.  The Smartphone version is available for the French territory only.

Transform Yourself into a Zombie with ZombieMirror AR+ App for Iphone 4

Instantly transform yourself into a ravenous, brain-hungry zombie and join the ranks of the undead with the App Store’s first true live-video Augmented Reality (AR+) face tracking app.

This is more than just image manipulation… Blurring the line between reality and fantasy, ZombieMirror uses cutting-edge AR face recognition to track your movements and perform frightening undead transformations, all in real-time.

Configure your undead identity with maggot-infested wounds, dangling bloody eyeballs, skull-embedded axes and machetes, and much more. There’s enough zombie combinations to last an undead lifetime.

Whether it’s a zombie you or an undead friend, take photos of the action and share the horror on Facebook or via email. Save photos to your camera roll, or even assign them as friends’ contact pictures for an undead fright every time they call!

WARNING: in the event of a zombie apocalypse and your inevitable degeneration into zombiehood, ZombieMirror will only serve to make you an even freakier zombie. Please seek urgent medical attention in the form of a shotgun blast to the face.

Total Immersion Develops First Ipad 2 Augmented Reality Application

Front and Rear-Facing Camera Features Enable A Whole New Level of Interactivity

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 14, 2011) –Total Immersion, the global leader in augmented reality, revealed today the first augmented reality application developed for the iPad 2.  This playful application titled, “AR Magic Mirror” gives users a selection of wacky virtual hairstyles, glasses and accessories to try on, or to try on their friends.  The app uses facial recognition to identify the user and apply virtual 3D enhancements to their video image in real time through augmented reality functionality.  “AR Magic Mirror” is planned to be a free application available on iTunes.

 

Built on Total Immersion’s patented D’Fusion® platform, “AR Magic Mirror” is a preview of a segment poised for significant growth. “This second generation iPad will be a key enabler to what we will soon see in a massive range of powerful augmented reality applications.” said Bruno Uzzan, Co-founder and CEO, Total Immersion.  “With the portability, processing power and broad consumer adoption of the iPad 2, a simple face tracking app today could soon become an essential makeover tool with beauty products at retail.  Likewise a traditional game of online chess could become a massive, multiplayer game in the real world playing alongside vivid 3D characters and environments.”

 

Holiday Gift Cards With Personality? Thanks to Total Immersion Partners Credelis Media Group And Ad-Dispatch, Just Add AR

Just in time for Santa, Canada’s Ad-Dispatch, Miami-based Credelis Media Group, Inc. and Total Immersion, the global leader in augmented reality (AR), have come up with a way to add a personal touch to that most impersonal of holiday gifts — the gift card.

Now, gift card buyers can easily attach a special video message to a gift card. With the AR app – developed by Credelis and Ad-Dispatch using Total Immersion’s D’Fusion software – gift cards come alive, conveying messages that go beyond the face value of the card.  Ad-Dispatch and Credelis are members of Total Immersion’s North American Partner network, the world’s largest network dedicated to augmented reality.

For the gift card buyer, the experience is as simple as uploading or recording a video message and entering the recipient’s information.  It’s just as easy to receive as to give: all the recipient needs to do is open a website, display the gift card to a webcam and then watch as the gift card plays the personalized message.

Credelis is an innovative media company specializing in digital “Outernet” solutions.  The Outernet combines emerging digital mediums, such as digital signage and touchscreens, together with mobile, the web and out-of-home advertising.   Ad-Dispatch is one of Canada’s leading content providers, working with some of the top brands in the country.

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