Releasing this April, Sketch Nation Shooter, from Engineous Games, allows users to create their very own scrolling shooter by drawing their ship and enemies and adding them to the game via use of the iPhone’s camera.
As reported by Touch Arcade, Engineous describes the game as one that
“…allows users to create their own games by drawing a player, enemies and a level on a piece of paper and taking a picture of the drawing with their iPhone camera. Users can then share their creations with their friends and other users. Our unique image recognition technology automatically detects the objects drawn and calculates collision boundaries. Sketch Nation Shooter is the only game to incorporate the iPhone camera in such a way. iPod Touch users can import their drawings through the Photo Library. After the drawings are imported into the game, users will be able to place enemies and powerups as well as set their properties in our easy to use in-game editor and then play with their unique creations.”
At last week’s Game Developers Conference, Touch Arcade had a chance to preview the title. While the video explains the game better than text ever could, one thing in particular that deserves a mention is the fact that users who are lacking in artistic skills can choose from pre-drawn art packs within the game, so you don’t technically have to draw anything in order to play the game.
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