What are you guys doing?
We just formed in June to build Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) driven game apps. We attempted to raise some project funding here but our networks were not strong enough. In any event we'ld like to thank everyone for looking and invite you to join the fun for our first AI-driven game release. Please visit our website and join our mailing list so we can notify you.
Why build games with AI in them?
We think that improving on silly games by adding artificial intelligence will make them vastly more amusing. No seriously! Our games are all made with machine intelligence components, and as we go along, the games will learn something about your behavior and performance in the game and how you use your smart device. In fact, we are looking at monitoring and adjusting for all smart device-bound sensory input during game play in the future as smart devices gain more processing power and sensory capabilities. We can already use the smart device “sensory input” to adjust the game (harder, easier, etc.) and provide other nifty learning related or otherwise amusing features. So the experience will be different with our games, and more so over time.
Also, while there is still a bit of a wait before artificially intelligent computers save the world, we think that AI based software and networks have already become very useful. Some of the games we are developing could not exist without the underlying, sometimes sophisticated, computer science. We believe that early exploitation of these technologies in games will ultimately lead to other, possibly useful, commercial applications. Useful applications from knuckleheads... Imagine that!
What else is different about your game apps?
It’s our approach to smart devices. We are thinking of all of them as game controllers and creation devices. So we have an augmented reality framework where we always try to include your personal environment in the game. These are mostly not couch sitting games and many of them suggest going outside for best results. We are going to warn people to hold onto their phones during game play. And we can even imagine knucklehead closures with hand conforming grips.
Where will the games be available?
We’re building the games for smart phone and smart pad devices so they will be available first in the Apple app store, and then a little later in the Android app store. Once we are really cooking, we may also manage to have some of them distributed on other game platforms. But right now we are focused on the Apple and Android platforms only and on delivering the first four games on iPhone and iPads and then a little later on the Android platform as well.
One day soon, we’d also like to see these games start showing up in virtual reality worlds too. The future seems open to all kinds of wild and exciting possibilities.
Who is KnuckleheadAi?
The KnuckleheadAi team is Jim Hubshman, Tuan Nguyen and Peter Hubshman.
Jim is an AI scientist with specialties in machine learning, image/signal processing, and social informatics. Originally from New York City, he lives and works in Rockville MD. In addition to his co-founding role in KnuckleheadAi, Jim does “government related work” as a software engineer and designer in security, surveillance, submarine systems, data mining, and more. He is also a mixed martial arts instructor; a certified white water kayak instructor; and was one of the founding members of Team River Runner, a nonprofit volunteer organization that teaches disabled veterans and wounded soldiers to kayak.
Tuan is a marketing and advertising specialist focused on digital media integration and consumer behavior modeling. Originally from New Jersey, he now lives and works in Boca Raton FL. In addition to his co-founding role in KnuckleheadAi, Tuan is the founder of a digital marketing firm and media buying consultancy that transition old school retail clients off print and into the digital age. "In today’s digital age, paper is totally unnecessary and reducing deforestation should be on everyone’s priority list". Tuan is also a football coach in Boca Raton’s Youth Athletic League. As a child his dream was to be a toy maker, so KnuckleheadAi is his opportunity to fulfill that dream.
Peter is a start-up business strategy and finance specialist focused on information and Internet technology. Originally from New York City, he lives and works in Deerfield Beach FL. In addition to his co-founding role in KnuckleheadAi, Peter is a partner with Tuan in a digital marketing firm; and a co-founding member of the ThreeSpaces Persona Network, a place where you can promote each of your true-life passions, and control the personal data you publish.