I performed this the with the new configuration (mapping) for Simpletones. As I expected, taking it to a bigger scale changes completely the interaction and the mood of the experience. I’m really pleased with the initial results, and I can say that it’s working in its current state. Participants collaborated to find out how it worked, played and most importantly they had tons of fun. The test was extremely helpful to see what needs to be fixed and improved.
One big issue is going to be clothing. Although the color tracking can be very precise (low tolerance to a different color than the selected), if any of the users are dressed in the same color of the tracking points, the system gets confused. To solve this I implemented a way to filter out any color point that is not a square or a circle (using a ratio relation), so it will try to pick the points in their hands (they should be spheres). However, this might not be enough, so I will have to find complementary ways to ensure the points’ positions are consistent.