kung fu live
kung fu live kung fu live
jun 03, 2010

kung fu live

from your living room…

helsinki-based virtual air guitar company ltd., is a videogame developer founded by new media, computer visions and virtual reality research. the company designs and develops social ‘exergames’ (a combination of ‘exercise’ and ‘gaming’) using their patented freemotion┬« computer vision technology that uses a web-cam to replace the traditional game controller. in this case, players are literally ‘in the game’, presented as themselves rather than an avatar, equipped with superhuman skills and capabilities! freemotion┬« is a computer vision library that allows accurate real-time monitoring of the entire human body, along with the removal of one’s background, through the use of regular web-cams. freemotion┬« skeleton accurately records the player’s full body fighting moves – which includes data for all body parts such as hands, feet and the head – ‘lifting’ players out of their living room, placing them in the middle of the video game action.

this technology eliminates the need to memorize button sequences, bridging the gap between casual gamers and the hard-core audience. the company’s first title is ‘kung-fu live‘, which is scheduled to premier in fall of this year. playable on PC and consoles using a web-cam, the game will let players embark on a journey as a mighty kung-fu hero, allowing one to step into the comic book world of martial arts and epic battles.

…to the gaming world.

a potential scenarios

a potential scenarios

a ‘move-by-move’ documentation how ‘kung-fu live’ works – from reality to the gaming world video by designboom

‘kung-fu live’ was presented at the ‘straight-forward: new finnish design‘ exhibition in the meatpacking district during new york design week 2010. the show illustrated how traditional values of finnish design are still prevalent in the work of finnish designers today. the title of the show ‘straightforward’ refered to the values of finnish design as well as to the character of the country’s people.

  • definitely better than playing the air guitar.

    adoptme says:
  • looks way more fun than the wii tennis! jump, kick punch… awesome like a full workout!

    wolf says:
  • it’s going to be awesome! i’ll be making game walkthroughs for it at my site. the developer has said there will be boss levels too.
    check out more videos on my site and at my youtube channel – eyetoy2009
    [url=http://www.the-fun-zone.com/move/] PS3 Move and PS3 Interactive Games[/url]

    doug says:

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