North West companies team up for Mobile Revolution

Over the next few months Thumbstar Games will be publishing Apps that utilise FaceTec’s automated face personalisation technology Face-it!. Initially titles will be launched for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, with Android versions to follow. Face-it! uses patented facial recognition and image processing technology which enables large scale automated facial personalisation.  FaceTec are among the leading automated facial customisation platform providers in the world.

The first title will be“Crazy Fool”, a homage to‘Mr T’, which allows users to create and send their own“Crazy Fool” personalised image using their camera phone or images stored on their phone. “Crazy Fool” is due for release in April 2011 will be the first in a series of fun entertainment products.

“We are delighted to be working with FaceTec” commented Martin Kitney COO of Thumbstar Games. “Their technology is fantastic and given the success of other‘face’ apps in this area I’m sure with Face-it!’s superior technology we can achieve great things”.

John Bickley founder of FaceTec commented“Thumbstar Games came highly recommended to us by other apps developers; they really get our Face-it! platform and its potential for creating great apps for smart phones”

“Crazy Fool” will be launched on the iPhone App store during April 2011.  For further information on this and any other Thumbstar product please contact:

Martin Kitney

About Thumbstar:

Thumbstar Games is a publisher and distributor of digital products.  This includes iPhone games and lifestyle applications. Additionally Thumbstar develops and aggregates mobile games for Android, Windows Mobile, RIM BlackBerry, Symbian and J2ME games.

About Facetec:

FaceTec was formed by John Bickley in 2008 to commercialise the face personalisation platform Face-it! which uses patented facial recognition technology that enables the large scale automated facial personalisation of digital advertising, brand communications and content via social media websites and smart phones. 

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