GIF-based movie charades anyone? Hip Stockholm students gamify Loopcam

Loopcam #MovieCharades
Loopcam #MovieCharades

Loopcam #MovieCharades

If you’re a movie buff, you might like the new Loopcam-based hack that transforms the GIF-animator into an online #MovieCharades. Built by Julia Wallin and Love Krok Attling, two students from Hyper Island‘s digital media programme in Stockholm, the quiz-style gaming platform gives you 20 seconds to test your film knowledge from a series of home-made loops.

Gamification seems to be an emerging trend with the Berlin-based startup, which is facing stiff competition from Twitter’s looping video maker Vine. In addition to unveiling the “Chatroulette meets IMDB” hack, Loopcam released version 2.0 of its app last month complete with a points-rewarding system dubbed Loop Score.

#MovieCharades utilises the Loopcam application programming interface (API), which was first released last September and has been integrated by online video mashup service Weavly.


Can you guess this movie?

While many developers seem to be keen on gaining access to a Vine API, Twitter’s short looping video service has remained mum on the topic with a member from the Twitter platform team confirming in a thread in February that they have “nothing to share about Vine at this time“.

Launched in 2011, Loopcam is backed by Passion Capital along with Soundcloud founders Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, Txtr CEO Christophe Maire and Heilemann Ventures among others.

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