Transform to Optimus Prime

Remember the days when new films were promoted using alternative reality games? Well, it’s got old fast, and this summer there’s a new technology in town. In the last month or so we already covered the following movie promotions:

Now, Transformers 2 is joining the party (do you need to be a sequel to get your own AR campaign?). Users can go to and try out an activex application that uses face detection in order to place a virtual Optimus Prime mask onto your face. You can also print a black and white marker in order to play with a virtual Bumblebee at the palm of your hand.

It was developed by creative marketing agency Picture Production Company using the technology provided by Total Immersion (and that’s why it’s not a simple flash based application). Decepticon leader Megatron refused to comment.

(via /Film)

4 Responses

  1. We made a similar application in Flash based on an open source face recognition engine :

    So no plugins.. and unfortunalty not as advanced as the video above, but really funny.

  2. […] Games Alfresco: “Transform to Optimus Prime” […]

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