EDF Energy – Light Games
In 2011 I worked with RESN to build the EDF Light Games, a series of 7 online sports games in French and English.
Our technical approach was to implement sophisticated image recognition through a user’s webcam to allow control of both the games and the website itself using gestural controls of either the mouse’s own optical light or of a special mobile phone enhanced site.
Taking things to the next level of awesome, in-game environmental elements such as water were represented as 3D beams of light; created using the latest in hardware accelerated shaders (which are pretty hard to build but look pretty stunning). For users whose machines pre-date social media we also built a fall back with good old software accelerated 3D, so no one’s mum would miss out.