Kinect This!
Created Thursday, March 31, 2011 | Added Friday, February 24th, 2012

Kinect This! is a video game I made that uses the Xbox 360 Kinect for controlling the four “mini” games that are part of Kinect This!  This was the next logical step to my virtual/augmented reality efforts preceding it that used various Wii controllers/accessories. I had looked into using a Kinect for those projects, but 1) it hadn’t been released yet for some the earlier projects, 2) there wasn’t a whole lot of working support for it right after it was released, and 3) I wasn’t able to get my hands on one for a while after its release.  I’m glad I finally did though!  It was a ton of fun to work on, and everyone who played the games at the art show I presented it at really, really liked it :) .  Check out the videos above (and below) to see the games in action!

There are (if I remember correctly) two to four building textures in Smash City that some friends of mine were nice enough to make for the game.  And while I did use a plugin to get the Kinect to work with Unity, everything else was created by me.

The source code for the games can be downloaded here (.zip).