Webcam Mania Game Series

Webcam Mania is a series of webcam based games I've developed in my free time. The original inspiration for these games came from PlayStation EyeToy games. I am interested in human-computer interaction and I wanted to study what can be achieved with this kind of approach.

The first version of Webcam Mania was made in 2005. It was based on VMM Basic that was developed by Balrog Software on top of PureBasic. The second version - Webcam Mania GamePack 2 - was built around 2009 and 2010 for Adobe Flash Player 10. The latest version - Webcam Mania 3 was released in 2014 for Adobe Flash Player 11.

Webcam Mania 3

This is the latest version of the Webcam Mania game series. Have fun! All the instructions and details are still missing, but the game should be completely playable.

If you enjoy the game, please something through PayPal to keep this project running.

Webcam Mania GamePack 2

Webcam Mania GamePack 2 was developed during 2009-2011 and it contains 14 different minigames. The minigames and the game menu structure are described below with instructional screenshots and with a gameplay video. This game works directly in your browser if you have at least Adobe Flash Player 10 installed.

This is not the latest version of the Webcam Mania game series. I recommend you to try out the Webcam Mania 3 instead as it has upgraded graphics and it covers all of these games except WindMaker. If you want to try out the old game anyway, you can start playing Webcam Mania GamePack 2 here.

Youtube video
Playing footage from the game.
Click the image to start the embedded video.
Step 1
Initialize step 1:
Game requests access to the camera. Select "Allow" to continue.
Step 2
Initialize step 2:
Motion detection sensitivity adjustment. For optimal result keep the movement on the playing area minimum while the detection is in progress.
Step 3
Initialize step 3:
Check that the motion is detected correctly and click redetect if not. Detected motion is visualized with bright red color. The camera image should act like normal mirror. Change the mirroring setting if needed and click OK to continue to main menu.
Menu
Main menu:
Select game by spinning the game wheel with your hand on top of the screen. Confirm the game selection by waving on the OK button.
Pong
Pong (two player):
Pong is a classic two-player game. Each player has an own paddle on the left and right side of the screen. Players try to keep the ball in the playfield by moving the paddles up and down.
WipeOff
WipeOff:
Clean the screen from frost by waving your hands. Frost gets thicker and thicker as the game proceeds.
Bubbles
Bubbles:
Pop all the green bubbles, but look out for the red ones.
Wet Paint
Wet Paint:
Collect the dripping paint back to their buckets separated by colors.
Mirror
Mirror:
Pop all the green bubbles, but look out for the red ones. Not so easy as it looks when the image is flipped around.
Snowball
Snowball:
Defend your snow castle by blocking all incoming snowballs.
Monsoon
Monsoon:
Bubbles are raining from top. Collect the green ones and avoid the red ones.
Dodgeball
Dodgeball:
Balls are coming from left and right. Try to collect all the green ones and avoid the red ones.
Seesaw
Seesaw:
Try to balance the seesaw by moving left and right. More and more rocks will be placed to the seesaw so you need to adjust the balance constantly.
WindMaker
WindMaker:
Guide a hot air balloon safely through the desert. Guide the balloon by waving your hands near it to blow air towards it.
Goalie
Goalie:
You are the goalie. Your mission is to save as many penalty kicks as you can.
River Run
River Run:
Steer a boat through a narrowing river.
Space Taxi
Space Taxi:
Pick up customers and take them to the highlighted pad.
Snake
Snake (single player):
Collect the green bubbles to get longer and do not run the snake into the screen edges or on its own tail.
Snake multiplayer
Snake (two player):
Two player version of the snake game. Collect the green bubbles to get longer and do not run the snake into the screen edges or snake tails.

Webcam Mania 1.0

Webcam Mania 1.0 is a webcam game that contains eight minigames. The minigames are described below with screenshots.

The game should run on all 32bit Windows environments and with all webcams (from 2005).

This is the oldest version of the Webcam Mania. I recommend you to try the Webcam Mania 3 instead as it covers all of these games except Firework and doesn't require any installations. If you want to try out the old game anyway, you can download the Webcam Mania 1.0 here.

Wipe Off Logo
Wipe Off
Clean the screen from frost by waving your hands. Frost gets thicker and thicker as the game proceeds.
Bubbles Logo
Bubbles
Pop all the blue bubbles, but look out for the red ones.
Mirror Logo
Mirror
Pop all the blue bubbles, but look out for the red ones. Not so easy as it looks when the screen is mirrored.
Snowball Logo
Snowball
Defend your snow castle by blocking all incoming snowballs.
Monsoon Logo
Monsoon
Blue and red bubbles are raining from the top of the screen. Try to collect all the blue ones and avoid the red ones.
Firework Logo
Firework
Rockets are launched from the bottom of the screen and you can select them for detonation in the upper half of the screen. You can select only same colored rockets at once.
River Run Logo
River Run
Steer a boat through the narrowing river.
Pong Logo
Pong
Classic two-player retro game now on webcam.