Updated: Apr 4, 2019
Amazon Sumerian is a complete browser based game engine platform. While Unity needs to be installed on the computer, Amazon Sumerian needs no installation. Other than this basic difference, there are many ready-to-use features available on Amazon Sumerian. This platform has tried to make game development easy for anyone who is not very expert in technical know-how.
It lets you create and run virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D applications quickly and easily without requiring any special programming or 3D graphics expertise. One can build very immersive and interactive scenes that can run on popular hardware such as Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro, Google Daydream, and Lenovo Mirage as well as Android and iOS mobile devices.
Recently there was a challenge going on called 'Amazon Sumerian Challenge' in which anyone can make a project and submit it using this platform. Delhi Technology Club participated and submitted a small project called 'Musicolge' meaning Music + Knowledge. It was made to teach language of music i.e. Staff, Note Values, Time Signature. The purpose was to make an interactive demo that makes it very easy for player or operator to get a good idea of reading music sheets.
How we built it :
We bulit it using Amazon Polly, Amazon Cognito, Sumerian, Virtual Reality.
Much to our surprise Sumerian has some ready to use characters and a library of their expressions with animation. One can add the character(s) to their project and make a state diagram of their animation defining a sequence, one can also add audio to the state diagrams. So, one do not need to worry about the characters and their animation much, and they can focus on their main purpose of the project.
More info : https://aws.amazon.com/sumerian/
Following is the link to our project: https://www.delhitechnologyclub.com/musicolge