Artificial Intelligence has become a ubiquitous topic of conversation, with discussions revolving around the best tools, prompts, and practices. This once seemingly distant technology, accessible only to a few, has now become an indispensable part of our lives, impacting us in ways we could not have foreseen. Even for those less tech-savvy, AI can significantly simplify daily tasks.
Homa has been at the forefront of exploring and experimenting with Generative AI long before it gained widespread fame, reflecting our commitment to staying innovative and disruptive as digital natives. Our primary objective is to create tools that empower game creators to develop and publish successful games with hit potential. And that’s what we do through Homa Lab, which we’re now empowering with the introduction of new AI tools.
All teams at Homa, including both operations and tech specialists, have been tirelessly working to craft top-notch AI tools that enhance efficiency for everyone involved - from our internal processes at Homa to the developers and game creators we collaborate with.
In the following paragraphs, we will explore how Homa built 10 generative AI tools in 48 hours to streamline the game creation process. These tools include generating 3D assets using text prompts, creating personalized talking avatars, and generating complete game ideas with innate hit potential. Each tool showcases the powerful impact of AI in revolutionizing the game development landscape.
Why is GenAI such a powerful tool in the mobile gaming industry?
Generative AI I is allowing and encouraging game devs to push the boundaries of creativity and productivity. By harnessing the power of intelligent algorithms, AI can help shorten development cycles, reduce manual labor, and unlock new avenues for experimentation and innovation.
With the many tools available now, game creators can generate game assets, creatives, environments, storytelling and narratives, game ideas, game art, and more in just minutes. AI empowers developers to bring their visions to life more quickly and efficiently, fostering the creation of captivating games that resonate with players on a whole new level.
The first GenAI Homa Hackathon: building the base for more agile game creation
Generative AI has been a big priority for us at Homa this year, with our top management encouraging each of our teams to leverage its potential. But for us, it’s about more than just using already existing tools for us. We want to create them. That’s why we challenged our team to develop innovative GenAI projects that could make game devs’ lives easier. And this is how the FIRST GEN AI HOMA HACKATHON started.
- The goal? Achieve full automation, innovation and promote collaboration & speed of execution.
- The method? 10 teams. 48 hours. 1 prize.
- The result? 10 innovative mind-blowing projects.
We know you want to know more. So let’s go:
At the beginning of the year, our operations and tech team set themselves a huge challenge: leverage GenAI in all ways possible to make the game creation process as easy, efficient, and agile as possible, and empower our team and our tech platform (Homa Lab) with new features.
After some thinking, they devised a fantastic plan of asking our talented team to propose their craziest ideas for GenAI tools that could increase our efficiency.
So 20 team members got together into teams and worked for 48 hours. Not only coming up with the ideas but developing them and bringing them to life.
Once the projects were ready, we started to think about the best way to show them to our whole company. And we found the best moment ever: WORKATION 2023, our annual event in which we gather our team members from all over the world in the same to meet each other, strengthen our team, learn, and work together. This year, it took place in Arcachon (France), and it was truly unique.