Canned Natal Game Looks Awesome!

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French Developer Arkedo, the slightly insane people behind DS firework shooting title Big Bang Mini had plans to do a game for Microsoft’s Natal, but it appears those plans have been cancelled. It’s a real pity, because this game looks goddamned awesome.

The game would centre around alien invaders who didn’t have the time to scan the entire human body  and were left on earth as fingers – fighting their evil nemesis, a giant foot from outer space. The game, an interesting take on the classic beat-em-up would naturally use your own fingers as its controller – with  different gestures allowing for different moves and power ups.

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This sounds exactly like the sort of interesting games I’d want from Natal – but it’s not going to get made, unfortunately. But whyyyyyyy? “One of the designs flaws of this, apart from the fact that it demanded some very precise pattern recognition from the Natal system, is that it would have been HELL to localize,” says Guermonprez. “Yup, what can be understood as the victory sign in France, could be a terrible insult in the UK, for instance”

It’s bizarre, off-the-wall but interesting stuff like this that gives me renewed hope in Natal and it’s time-of-flight-based camera controls. I’d really pay good money for this. I love the art style, I love the zaniness and I love seeing a tentacled steak with hair.

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Last Updated: January 21, 2010

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