Dutch indie game for Xbox One uses Kinect in new way

Jul

2

2016

the Dutch development studio Through Games brings on July 13 FRU for the Xbox One. The game uses the Kinect camera and does so in a unique way. The silhouette of the player is used in the levels of platformer.

Gamers must when playing FRU for allowing their TV and get yourself into the picture as a silhouette. By moving, it is possible to make visible platforms, for example, so that the character in the game can continue on its way. For operation of the platform game uses the standard Xbox controller, but players can use their body to influence the levels.

FRU contains four chapters with a total of 110 levels and Achievements “that ask you to use muscles that you never knew you had,” said the authors. The game is available for download on the Xbox One from July 13 and costs 15 euros.
FRU emerged as a prototype was made ​​in 48 hours during the Global Game Jam in Breda in 2014. Images of the original prototype can be seen in a movie . People who got to see the game, were enthusiastic, which the game makers decided to develop the game further and Through Play to on target . In the same year the game was first shown at the E3 game exhibition with cooperative gameplay. Then the studio decided to further focus the development on the single-player functionality. The co-op mode is still present in the game as an unlockable bonus.

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