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Kinect Free Throw Game using ZigFu and Unity

Kinect Free Throw Game using ZigFu and Unity

I just stumbled across a pretty cool free throwing basketball game that uses Unity with the ZigFu framework. It's good to see that people out in the wild are taking the ZigFu SDK out for a spin and coming up with some pretty creative projects.

I'm more than likely posting this one a little premature as I get the feeling this is mostly a PoC video demo of a work in progress. Either way, it's a great showcase in terms of what you can piece together using ZigFU and the Unity game engine.

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Kinect Virtual Disco Deathmatch Installation Guide

The other day I posted an article about a great little game developed by Paul & Syd. They built this easy to use and fun to play Dance competition game that matches up your skeletal positioning with data captured from the Kinect and then pumps it into a browser that supports HTML5 using Jens Alexander Ewald's WebSocketP5 library.

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Kinect Virtual Disco Deathmatch Game Using HTML5 Canvas

Kinect Virtual Disco Deathmatch Game Using HTML5 Canvas

The title pretty much says it all folks. A sort of high tech "Simon Says" in the form of a dance off with the help of a Kinect sensor and a little HTML5 Know-how. I'm really impressed by the polish and responsiveness of this HTML5 Kinect Dance game. I'm a big fan of HTML5 and love what you're able to do with it - especially the canvas tag. There are a lot of great tutorials out there if you're interested in learning more about it. If you're a web developer, it's definitely something to think about.

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Skyrim Voice and Gesture Commands Using Kinect, FAAST and VAC

Skyrim Voice and Gesture Commands Using Kinect, FAAST and VAC

It's been a while since I've come across any cool FAAST related gesture controlled PC games in action. This latest video demonstration incorporates VAC, FAAST, a Kinect sensor along with the game that has currently sucked 60 hours of my life away from me (well worth it though!) Bethesda's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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Nayi Disha - Teaching with the Kinect to Progress Past Literacy Related Obstacles

Nayi Disha - Teaching with the Kinect to Progress Past Literacy Related Obstacle

As the video illustrates, close to 500,000,000 people in India do not have access to the resources necessary to learn how to read and write. Many attempts have been made to introduce technology to these less fortunate people, but there is still a huge barrier that exists between using a computer properly and not knowing how to read.

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