A Face Recognition Based Multiplayer Mobile Game Application

Ugur Demir, Esam Ghaleb, Hazim Kemal Ekenel

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In this paper, we present a multiplayer mobile game application that aims at enabling individuals play paintball or laser tag style games using their smartphones. In the application, face detection and recognition technologies are utilised to detect and identify the individuals, respectively. In the game, first, one of the players starts the game and invites the others to join. Once everyone joins the game, they receive a notification for the training stage, at which they need to record another player’s face for a short time. After the completion of the training stage, the players can start shooting each other, that is, direct the smartphone to another user and when the face is visible, press the shoot button on the screen. Both the shooter and the one who is shot are notified by the system after a successful hit. To realise this game in real-time, fast and robust face detection and face recognition algorithms have been employed …
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations. AIAI 2014
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
EditorsL. Iliadis, I. Maglogiannis, H. Papadopoulos
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-44654-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-44653-9
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2014
Externally publishedYes

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