A Game With a Purpose

Steampilots is a GWAP, a Game With A Purpose, developed in CUbRiK, a collaborative project, partially funded by the European Commission’s in FP7″.

The game is designed with the purpose to drive players in annotating images, in order to gather information from the crowd. The background story is mainly about a group of airship pilots from a distant future whose mission is to save the past by retrieving memories from some portals.

The images showed to the pilots are taken from a huge database and the purpose for the players is to annotate those images. The data gathered from the players have been used to create an artificial intelligence algorithm able to recognize pictures in a highly automated way.

Moonsubmarine was in charge of the development of the whole game.