FRU Bridges Indie And Xbox Kinect

February 2, 2014 | By | Add a Comment


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During this year’s Global Game Jam one game truly stood out as embodying this years theme; “we don’t see things as they are but as we are.”.  Fru garnered both the audience’s and judge’s recognition at the Jam in Breda, Netherlands where they won both the Judge and the Audience awards.

FRU Pose

FRU Pose

Fru is a platformer that makes use of the Xbox’s Kinect. The outline of the player’s body appears on the screen, while a little character is controlled by a pad. The contours of the player’s body reveal an alternate reality, with new platforms for the protagonist to jump on. The goal is to position yourself correctly so that the character can get to a door.

To understand how the game works, you’d have to imagine two pieces of paper on top of each other, each one containing a different platformer level, In a normal game, you’d only see the top one. -Mattia Traveroso, game and level designer.

See for yourself how this pans out in the video above. While at first you only have to position yourself to reveal one platform, later on your own body might get in the way, concealing the platforms you need. Eventually, the goal door is locked, requiring the player to hover over star symbols to open it, resulting in hilarious poses.

Check out  FRU (its free!) and the development team here

Category: Platformer, Puzzle, XBox

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