Kickstarter: Image Recognition App for Game Walkthroughs

A new Android (and possibly iOS) app is planned by the creator of LegendZelda.Net, but it needs some help reaching the funding goal at Kickstarter. The concept of the application is if you’re stuck in a game, you can take a picture of your screen with your phone, and the application will figure out where you are in the game and point you to the right section of a walkthrough. Unfortunately, this project does not have a lot of time to reach its funding goal. If you’re interested or would like to chip in, hit the jump!

As you can see, with less than a fortnight to raise the necessary money, this project is not at a healthy point. Though the modest $4,000 asked to complete the fundraiser is far less than what has been raised for previous Kickstarter projects, as it currently stands this has only raised $270, which is 6% of the goal.

This is especially unfortunate because of the uniqueness of this idea. Though walkthroughs and guides have existed for a long time, (and I’m sure many of you have used our guides here at Zelda Dungeon) never before have we had one based on image recognition. And it may be necessary, because nothing is more frustrating than being stuck in a game, and not knowing where to find the proper help in a guide. If this is successful, we may no longer need to search through walls of text looking for the right guidance!

Also, you need not worry about whether this project will be completed or not. Because the developer is doing this for his capstone as an IT major at the University of Cincinnati, you can be assured that, with the proper funding, this application will be finished next spring.

If you’re curious for a little more information on this Kickstarter, and if you’d like to donate towards the project, head on over to the fundraiser page.

Source: Kickstarter