Rokoko Facial Motion Capture announced

Rokoko, makers of the Smartsuit have announced a facial motion capture add-on for Rokoko Studio coming in June. Details are sparse at this time but the initial version will capture and record facial tracking data into Rokoko studio which can be broadcast along with Smartsuit data to Rokoko’s real-time plugins for Unity, Unreal, and Motionbuilder.

No information is available to show how to make real-time models compatible with iPhone X data. Other mobile devices will be supported in the future.

The subscription fee will be $35/month – hopefully that will be as flexible as the other Rokoko Studio add-ons which allow month-to-month as needed, and yearly subscriptions at a discount.

Spring Thing Festival of Interactive Fiction

Spring Thing Festival opens today, April 4.

The Spring Thing is a long-running tradition in the parser IF community. Starting in 2014, Aaron A. Reed took over organizing the event, and with the 2015 season, revamped the Thing to be a festival instead of a competition.

The goal is to make it a space where people working on all kinds of text games can come together to celebrate making, releasing, and playing new stuff.