3DI Group students finalists in NUMA competition

Siroberto Scerbo and Felipe Bacim, Ph.D. students in CHCI and Computer Science, along with advisor Doug Bowman, have been named finalists in the 2013 Nokia Ubimedia Mindtrek Awards (NUMA). Their project "Insane Llamas" is a next-generation augmented reality game that allows players to defeat evil llamas hiding in the physical real-world environment by shooting virtual kiwis with a physical slingshot attached to an iPad. The game began as a class project in Bowman's 3D Interaction seminar. Based on a submission video, the team was named one of four winners of the competition, and will compete for the top prize Oct. 2 in Finland.