Published June 29, 2013
| AllThingsD, Eric Johnson
Mobile gamecasting tool Everyplay has added the ability to record players’ faces simultaneously with game play.
In plain English, that means you can make a video of yourself playing a mobile game that shows both the game and how you’re reacting to it, in a picture-in-picture window. The feature, known as FaceCam, is aimed at encouraging users to share “let’s play” videos that can add personality and humor to otherwise near-identical game play.
“Let’s play” videos are most strongly identified with PC and console game videos that have been uploaded to YouTube, but Everyplay’s goal is to encourage mobile game discovery by offering socially shareable media that goes beyond what various app stores can show.
Developers who elect to download and integrate Everyplay’s SDK into their games have previously had multiple options for how to let players record those videos, including audio commentary.
The new update adds video commentary to those options, as demonstrated in the video below.