Fru Is An Indie Experience That Shows What Kinect Can Do
We’ve seen a lot of big-money developers try things with Microsoft’s Kinect… and fail miserably in the attempt.
Now after last week’s Global Game Jam 2014 challenge, we’ve finally seen something that shows genuine promise. And get this: it works with Kinect.
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Fru is a game in which you see things not as they are, but as *you* are. We interpreted the theme literally using the outline of a player as a mask to a different world. The concept is very simple to understand, but very hard to explain. If you have a Kinect, you may be one of the few to enjoy the product of love and fatigue :)
That’s the official description found on the Global Game Jam page for Fru, which was developed by a small group of budding independent game designers. It was developed in Unity and works with an Xbox 360 and Kinect. Check out the trailer above to see how it works, exactly. We’ll wait.
Not a bad idea, hey? The use of alternating perceptions is nothing new to the gaming world, with the likes of Unfinished Swan, Echochrome and a bunch of other titles offering the sort of world-manipulation that results in a complex and genuinely interesting game mechanic / gimmick. Long live puzzle games. And here’s hoping Fru manages to make its way onto the Xbox 360 digital marketplace so more can experience what it’s like.