Kinect game for live television

That’s a first: my code being used on live tv! A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Joachim from Ketnet. They were building a new studio for their kid’s shows, and were looking for an interactive Kinect experience.

I did some experiments with Kinect and Flash in the past. But as Flash is kind dying, and front-end C++/C# isn’t really my thing, I wanted to see how far I could take javascript with Kinect.

I went ahead and built a kinect 2 nodejs extension using C++ and Javascript. In combination with Electron and PhaserJS, Koen and I were able to build a fully working, stable Kinect game.

kinect gameplay

I must say, it was a bit stressy when it first went live on Sunday morning (prime time for kids in the weekend!), but everything ran smoothly.

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