Have you seen this?
The Adobe Max Challenge, sponsored by Sony?
Adobe and Sony are challenging developers to build breakthrough Adobe AIR apps optimized for the new Android-based Sony TabletTM S (previously codenamed S1) and Sony TabletTM P (previously codenamed S2) using Adobe® Flash® Platform tools for a chance to win $200,000 in total cash prizes and other high-visibility rewards.
The Z-team heard the call and rose to the challenge, coming up with two submissions, both of which made it, along with those of 78 competitors, to the finals!
What does this mean? It means that the team will be provided with both a Sony Tablet S and a Sony Tablet (just to borrow, unfortunately) to develop the applications, which will be judged by an amazing panel, as well as a popular vite.
The first one we’re submitting is called BrightMoves and is up for “Best Entertainment Application.” BrightMoves uses the tablet’s camera to track the movements of a user through light recognition. The application follows a bright object to simulate a light path as the carrier is dancing, jumping or scribbling in the air. The camera records the object’s trajectory and the light path is then rendered by the app to deliver unique figures. The backgrounds will be real music videos or music tracks, either from the user’s library or from major labels.
Of course, there is a lot more too it that that, but we can’t show our entire hand right away!
The second app the Zteam has in the running is HeartBeats, a game designed exclusively for tablets that simulates heart surgery with all the skill, excitement and risks involved. The user will be immersed in a real life surgical experience, dealing with the complex choices and decisions that are part of a heart surgeon’s every day life. The user chooses his/her difficulty level: either operating with the app’s guidance (beginner/novice level) or unassisted (for the experienced player or professional heart surgeon).
Why would people be excited about a game centered around heart surgery? We’ve all dreamed of being a doctor at some point in our lives. This exciting and educational game provides a unique insight into the experiences of the skilled surgeons who literally hold our lives in their hands.
HeartBeats is up for “Best Game.”
Over 20 people from the Z-team collaborated to submit these ideas to AdobeMAX and are now working together to make these application ideas become reality!