Kinect was made for gaming, we know this. But it is when developers go independent that simple yet accessible games become a joy to all. A perfect example of this combination of generosity, ingenuity and effort is the Myjive Pong, a user-made Kinect game that make use of of the classic pong game mechanics but adds gesture-commands in order to add to its entertainment and interactivity. This video by Vimeo user Myjive showcases this Kinect game and how users were easily hooked by the game’s appeal. In the video the game is offered free to play in a recent event. Players use their hands in order to move their respective platforms in order to bounce the incoming ball. The added gesture commands obviously excites users because of it takes more than panic control to properly handle yourself in the game.
Here is a description by the developers:
“Myjive was recently a title sponsor at BarCamp Charlotte. At the event we created a lounge area outside the main panel room. In the lounge folks could play our Kinect hack game, Myjive Pong. The two player game allows control of their Pong paddle using their hand. First to 7 wins.”
For more information about the Kinect Myjive Pong Game, visit the project’s Vimeo Page.