One of the participating teams of inRes 2015 Playsketch’s App Will Be Released in 2017
CMU Portugal Program inRes team, Playsketch, plans to release their videogame creation app in 2017. The beta version is available by registration on the website and the final version is expected in 2017.
To create a game, all the user needs is a pen, paper and a smartphone. After drawing up the elements to the game, the user takes a picture of it and the game traces it, recognizing the elements. With the image, the app creates the game based on templates of game themes, like “racing” or “match 3” and “space invaders”.
Playsketch is a Coimbra based startup and one of the four teams that participated in the 2015 edition of the inRes program. Their application, with the same name, is now seven years in the making and it is aimed at the younger audience, but adults will enjoy it too. “The experience of facing a blank sheet of paper is very liberating and we think it is a more natural way for people to express themselves, and maybe even invent stories”, explained Pedro Santa, co-founder.
Read the Portuguese article on Observador Online (October 3, 2016)