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Wow, I’m on a Flash developer list and one of the members sent out this amazing “game” that uses your web camera (iSight or whatever) to play basketball – the motion is used to smack the ball around, like the PS2 Eyetoy, it’s a lot of fun! Great use of Director! – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. schleifnet says:

    The game is straight Flash using integrated converted Lingo/Director components (covered this at Flash Insider a little while back) very cool.

  2. Kagetsuki says:

    I like how Phillip Torrone isn’t even trying to smile in that picture. I’m sure he was just looking at his screen, which is off to the side of his camera, but that also makes it look like he’s not even interested in the game.

    This does look pretty impressive though.

  3. philliptorrone says:

    i had to take a screen shot the same time i was playing – it’s hard to smile and do that, this is serious stuff. failure is not an option.

  4. cspurgeon says:

    Hey Phil, I’m curious: what flash developer list are you refering to?

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