Kinect Version of Carnival Games Announced

By Jonathan Barnes, 5 years ago
Let me ask you a question, have you ever sat around with your friends, family members and/or cats, and thought, "Gee, I'd love to go to a carnival but am scared of carnies, clowns, and deep-fried foods?" Well, fear no more! In a press release issued today, 2K and Cat Daddy Games announced Carnival Games: In Action (known as Carnvial Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do in America), a new title for Kinect.

The press released describes the game with the following:

Carnival Games:In Action was built from the ground up to take full advantage of the innovative technology in Kinect for Xbox 360. Five theme-park style alleyways -- from Coaster Corner to Whirligig Way -- set the stage for gamers to swing away in the batting cage, avoid twisting tornadoes in the Hot Air Balloon Race, take a galactic journey to the red planet in Rocket to Mars and much more.

Classic games like Alley Ball, Milk Bottle Throw and Wheel of Chance add to the family fun. All manner of interactive prizes and surprises are abound, including pet dragons, robot cowboys, flying bears and ninja masks.

In addition, Kinect for Xbox 360’s voice recognition technology allows The Amazing Wodin, a wily wizard with a weakness for wit, to advise players of their future. Also making his debut appearance in a Carnival Games title, is the Monkey Barker. Smartly dressed and renowned for his dancing skills, he promises to bring a fair share of monkey mischief to the midway.
2K has also provided a few screenshots.

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The game is scheduled for release this April, so you may have to actually go to the carnival to get your fix for the time being. If you do decide to venture out to the big top, remember to avoid the carnies, you know, circus folk... small hands... smell like cabbage.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.