Posts Tagged ‘Leap Motion’

The Politics Of Spanking: Hurt Me Plenty

By Philippa Warr on December 3rd, 2014.

Check out the poster

[This might well be NSFW if your workplace disapproves of games about spanking a guy]

What you’re looking at is a screenshot from Hurt Me Plenty – a spanking game by academic and sometime RPS columnist, Robert Yang. He describes it as a short game “where you spank the heck out of a dude and learn about how BDSM communities attempt to formalize consent/caring.”

Explaining further he adds, “I was really interested in how we can make games about intimacy without a “kindness coins = sex cutscene” trope, and how we can use expressive gestures to roleplay / think about pain and intimacy. (For the record, I don’t think my game gets it right, and it has a lot of flaws… this stuff is hard to design!)”

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Reach Out And Touch Games: Leap Motion 3D Jam

By Alice O'Connor on December 2nd, 2014.

Please excuse me using a boring-o marketing image rather than a rad game screenshot. I figured not everyone knows what a Leap Motion controller looks like. It's this. The sensor bar bit. Not the eerie hovering hands.

I have used a Leap Motion controller once before, to rotate a 3D wireframe mesh of a horse’s skull at an art exhibition; I found the experience lacking. But a sensor bar controller which tracks your hands via magic invisible waves sounds like it could do a lot more. So let’s have a gander at the fruits of the recent Leap Motion 3D Jam and see what some of these 158 games have come up with. I don’t have a Leap Motion so I can’t squeeze or caress the fruit myself, but we can still admire their shape and lustre and lean in for a whiff of their aroma [we can look at them -Ed.].

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All Fun And Games: Diplopia, A VR Game For Treating Eyes

By Graham Smith on November 26th, 2013.

Double your pleasure.

We’re still just scratching the surface of what the Oculus Rift can be used for. Diplopia, which has more than doubled its small IndieGoGo funding target with 48 days left to go, is a motion-controlled Oculus Rift game designed to help people with strabismus, also known as cross-eye. As reported by Polygon, it does that by helping re-train people’s brain so that it stops ignoring the weaker eye, and thus improves 3D vision.

Come watch the pitch video and see the power of videogames. Also it looks like a pretty fun first-person Breakout clone.
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Blue Estate Is A Motional Fringe Game

By Jim Rossignol on September 13th, 2013.


Blue Estate is a “dark comedy shooter” (but aren’t they all, in a way?) based on the comic, and designed to show off the Leap Motion controller. Leap Motion, in case you aren’t familiar with it, is a hand-tracking system, not unlike the good ol’ Kinect. Anyway, what’s interesting about Blue Estate is that you play Tony Luciano, a gangster with a black mop of greasy hair, and that hair occasionally flops in front of your face. Which suggests you must need to brush back your fringe with hand motions in the game? The trailer and other promotional clutter doesn’t make that requirement clear, but surely it MUST be the case. And if not WHY NOT.
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