Pocket Sized Hands, A VR/AR/MR startup based in Dundee, will be traveling out to Seattle to represent the UK in Microsoft Imagine cup world finals with a chance to win a prize worth over $200,000 with their game Honeypot Espionage.
Pocket Sized Hands is the only Scottish team left in the competition and one of only two computer games in the final stage of the competition.
The Imagine Cup is an annual competition that empowers the next generation of student developers and aspiring entrepreneurs from across the globe, to use their creativity, passion and knowledge to create applications that shape how we live, work and play.
Every year tens of thousands of students from across the globe compete for cash, travel and prizes and for the honor of taking home the Imagine Cup.
Which puts Pocket Sized Hands, the first team to represent Abertay University at the world finals, against prestigious Universities, including the University of Oxford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Tokyo.
Alan Yeats, CTO of Pocket Sized Hands said: “This is an amazing opportunity to represent games in Scotland at an international level. We are really excited to be a part of whole competition and hope this can help further and grow Pocket Sized Hands in the coming years.”
Honeypot Espionage is an online Virtual Reality multiplayer shooter, focused on stealth combat, in which you are put against other Spies in a combat arena. The last man standing wins. As a Spy, you are completely invisible, but you will begin to materialize if you move, fire a weapon or set a trap. If you don’t want killed, stay still. Think Predator meets SuperHot. The slower you move in real life the harder you are to see. You can set traps and decoys to trick other players into revealing their location to try to come out on top. Multiple game modes allow you to fight the way you want. Team up with others to break into the High Security Government buildings to steal classified documents. Guard the VIP and keep them hidden from potential assassins. Classic Death match where you use your abilities to search out others to get the first and last kills. Stay hidden, only move to Kill.