Merry Khristmas and Happy New Year!


As our last post of the year, we're celebrating you, the Kinect for Windows Developer and all the cool things you've created this past year. To do that, I'm going to highlight one of your own, a Kinect Dev who's not only created a game for the love of doing it, but also released his source code so you all can learn from it too!

Khristmas is here

I just published an augmented reality game on Github. Here’s how you play it:

  • Download the source code and extract it somewhere safe.
  • Make sure you have the latest Kinect SDK installed. If not, get it from here.
  • Connect a Kinect sensor to your PC and power it on.
  • Open the solution in Visual Studio and run it.

When the game starts, hover your hand over the Go button. You need to collect as many falling gifts as possible with your right hand in a duration of 60 seconds. Pretty simple! You can retry the game as many times as you want.


Khristmas v1.0 This is a simple game that uses the Kinect sensor to add some augmented reality. All you need to do is collect as many falling gifts as you can with your right hand in 60 seconds.

The K stands for Kinect....

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The Discussion

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    Thanks for the Christmas fun. However, I am constantly seeing developers making games and programs for the Kinect that could in effect just as easily be done using any run of the mill webcam.
    It's kind of depressing how little I have seen demonstrated towards utilizing the unique aspects of the Kinect sensor.
    Thanks anyhow tho! :) Happy New Year!

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