Metaio is thrilled to announce the winners of the first ever Metaio International Developer Competition. First off- a huge thanks to the hundreds of dedicated augmented reality developers from over 40 (!) countries who took the time over the last few months to build amazing projects, experiences and content. All your hard work is greatly appreciated, and Metaio feels fortunate to have such a passionate ecosystem.
Saying that it was a tough decision would be a gross understatement- Metaio personnel and developers debated and discussed the entries for hours and hours before finally deciding on a winner for each category. Without further ado, here are the grand prize winners who all win software licenses and a 3-day trip to Munich, Germany to present at the world-famous InsideAR augmented reality conference!
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Winner: Alexey Chebykin; Kaliningrad, Russia.
Project: “Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mechanisms”
Description: Inspired by the Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci, artist & architect Alexey Chebykin created an incredible renaissance tapestry tracking image to deploy an interactive (and perhaps even educational) augmented reality experience.
Winner: Corey King / Zenfri Inc.; Winnipeg, Canada
Project: “Clandestine: Anomaly“
Description: Clandestine: Anomaly has been hailed as “one of the most ambitious AR games ever attempted”. More than just a mobile game, C:A brings together elements of location-based gaming, augmented and alternate reality in an immersive Sci-Fi epic.
Winner: Rafael Alves Roberto; Brazil
Description: Designed as a solution for animators and storyboard artists, “Animar” simulates onionskin paper by allowing the artist to hand-draw multiple scenes easily and conveniently, eventually displaying the full animation for review.
Winner: Ryo Takahashi, AR Planner ERBA Holdings (doAR); Japan
Project: “Penguin Navi“
Description: The first Junaio channel to ever win a silver medal at Cannes Lions, “Penguin Navi” combined actual motion capture technology to present the most realistic behaving virtual penguins that lead the user on a GPS guided tour straight to the local Aquarium
In the next few days we’ll be highlighting individual entries with video, photos and more. Stay tuned for more news and updates about augmented reality, and especially InsideAR, October 10-11 in Munich!