Our family loves our Kinect for XBox 360 as family entertainment with a gesture tech slant. We always enjoy trying out the new activities and games that come out for the Kinect, especially ones for all ages. I just received a press release today of a new activity for the Kinect called Double Fine Happy Action Theater. The 18 new family friendly “arcade” like experiences include jumping in a ball house, hot lava, build an ice cave out of your furniture and wait out a blizzard, become a giant monster and stomp buildings and more. Up to six players at once can play with the experiences that ” intuitively respond to their body movements and react in interesting and unexpected ways”. I can’t wait to try them out.
PRESS RELEASE/FACT SHEET:
Double Fine Happy Action Theater Fact Sheet – January 2012
“Double Fine Happy Action Theater” on Kinect for Xbox 360 is a series of vibrant, exciting activities designed to inspire imagination and entertain players of all ages, from preschoolers to grandparents. Developed by veteran game designer Tim Schafer and the team at Double Fine, each of the 18 “Happy Action Theater” experiences are like “toys” players can interact with on screen. With no menus, instructions or rules, “Happy Action Theater” is immediately accessible and instantly fun. There’s no sign in, no complicated gestures to memorize and no deep game controls. Just walk up and start playing!
Through the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360, anyone who walks in front of the sensor will immediately see their image in “Happy Action Theater.” Designed for up to six players, the environments intuitively respond to your body movements and react in interesting and unexpected ways. Play with hot lava flowing through your living room, build an ice cave out of your furniture and wait out a blizzard, or become a giant monster and stomp buildings to the ground. There is no wrong way to play “Happy Action Theater” and there are no winners or losers. No fails or frustrations – just fun!
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: Double Fine
Format: Xbox LIVE Arcade, compatible with Kinect for Xbox 360
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Pricing: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: February 1, 2012
The information contained in this fact sheet relates to a pre-release product that may be substantially modified before its first commercial release. Accordingly, the information may not accurately describe or reflect the product when it is first commercially released. This fact sheet is provided for informational purposes only, and Microsoft Corp. makes no warranties, express or implied, with regard to the fact sheet or the information contained in it.”