It’s like Kinect for the iPad- “Fuego’s River Adventure”


Would it surprise you that iPad game developers are starting to emulate Microsoft’s Kinect module with new games that use body motion as the controls.  Introducing the world’s first iOS game played using your body’s own motion, without any added hardware.  It’s called “Fuego’s River Adventure” and it’s the story of Fuego, who crashes in the jungle while on vacation.  He builds a raft and floats down the river, dodging obstacles and crocodiles, while grabbing gold and food to trade with the locals.

It’s the technology, however, that really blows you away. By using the front facing camera of the iPad 2, Crimson Apps (the company behind it all) created software that runs the camera and captures the motion of the player while you play, turning it into movements on the game itself.  And while it’s only for the iPad 2 currently, there’s no reason this technology couldn’t be brought over to the iPhone 4 and 4S, which also have the front facing camera.

The game is on sale right now for launch for $1.99 here.  This is a huge game changer for the iOS gaming world, and Crimson Apps agrees.  They’ll be putting the technology out as an SDK in the very near future.

Check out the video demonstration here…