Double Fine proved that they were capable of making great Kinect games when they released Double Fine Happy Action Theater for the kinect earlier this year. Just in time for the Christmas and New Year parties, the sequel to the wacky Kinect mini-game collection Double Fine Happy Action Theater, will be free for a limited time. Previously known as Double Fine Happy Action TV, this party game allows up to six players to goof around in front of the television in a series of nonsensical scenarios, such as your living room filling up with lava or making you the star of a dubstep video. It will be a free download from the time it’s released on December 18 through December 31. After that it will return to its regular price, 800 Microsoft Points ($10), or 400 Microsoft Points ($5) for those who already own Double Fine Happy Action Theater.
Also, Double Fine confirms that individual activities (the game contains over 18 new ones) will cost 80 Microsoft Points ($1) after the limited-time free offer. And if you own the previous game, all of its activities will import into Kinect Party.
Here is the official synopsis:
No Instructions or Tutorials… It Responds To Whatever You Do! — Anyone that walks in front of the Kinect will be immediately represented in Kinect Party. It will respond to their input in interesting ways. No complicated gestures to memorize or deep game controls. No signing in, and out, and in again. Just walk up and start playing!
No Fails, Just Fun! — The channels are each more toys than games — you can interact with them and see how they respond, but it’s not a test of raw skill like you’d find in a traditional game. The channels are open-ended and leave it to the player to decide how they want to have fun in them. There’s no wrong way to play Kinect Party!