One for the Kinect enthusiasts out there, Double Fine Happy Action Theatre will be available for download via Xbox LIVE Arcade today, costing a measly 800 Microsoft Points.
The title features a series of activities designed to inspire imagination and entertain players of all ages, from young children to grandparents. Developed by veteran game designer Tim Schafer with his three year old daughter in mind, each of the 18 “Happy Action Theatre” experiences are like “toys” players can interact with on screen.
Unlike traditional Kinect games, Double Fine Happy Action Theatre has no menus to navigate, no gestures to learn and there is no right or wrong way to play it. All you need to do is walk in front of the Kinect sensor and your actual image will appear in Happy Action Theatre.
Up to six players can play at once, with environments intuitively responding to each person’s body movements and reacting in unexpected ways. You can play with hot lava flowing through your living room, build an ice cave out of your furniture, or become a giant monster and stomp buildings to the ground. There are no winners or losers, the idea behind the game is simple, just have fun!