Another Friday, another way to waste plenty of time – two students from Hyper Island in Sweden have created a gif-based movie charade quiz using the Loopcam API. Dubbed Chat Roulette meets IMDB, Love Krok Attling and Julia Wallin spent a month developing #MovieCharades. Players are given 20 seconds to guess as many films as they can, with each movie being acted out in a Loopcam gif and coming with three possible answers.
Once you have something to brag about – the record in the Silicon Allee office is seven – you can take to Twitter and Facebook to do just that. You can also create your own charades by making your own gifs.
Wallin and Attling are both on the digital media program at the renowned Hyper Island in Stockholm. They travelled to Berlin to hook up with the Loopcam team and were hacking day and night to turn their idea into fruition. They wanted to use the API to create an interactive solution where the user can easily contribute to the game.
Some of the clues are easier to guess than others – a cartoon of a ship hitting an iceberg and sinking, or a man putting a ring on his finger – but the whole thing is great fun.
#MovieCharades is the latest application to use the Loopcam API, following in the footsteps of the likes of Weavly. Tor Rauden Kaellstigen, CEO of Loopcam, said: “We’re super proud that Love and Julia decided to do their internshipn at Loopcam. Not only did their overwhelm us with their fantastic concept — the execution is completely stunning too. This is the Loopcam platform and API used in the best possible way. Totally lollerskates.”
Loopcam has taken the idea of putting a piece of 1980s technology front and centre and run with it, becoming one of Berlin’s surprise hits of 2012. It received six-figure funding from a star-studded list of investors, including Christophe Maire, Felix Petersen and Alex Ljung. Now Loopcam has stated its aim is to become the “main player of animated LOL on the Internet” and taking advantage of the growing interest in moment sharing in the grey area between standard photography and video.