Indie Kinect Game Turns You Into the Pinball

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Ever become so absorbed in a pinball game that it was almost like you were insidethe machine? A new Xbox Live Arcade game from Robomondo, aptly named Badoink, will essentially help transform you into a human pinball.

The game requires a Kinect to play: It tosses your hapless Xbox avata around the game board using widgets such as conveyer belts and pistons—just like an actual pinball machine. The object of the game is to use these bouncy obstacles to your advantage, using your body to move your avatar around--the aim is to hit as many pegs as possible and to string together multiplier chains.

Robomondo needs $35,000 to get Badoink of the ground, and it's raising funds for the project through Kickstarter. As company president Josh Tsui highlights, while the game's main components are complete, it's actually the final tweaks that really make a game (If you ever played Game Dev Story on your phone, you may be able to empathise slightly!).

Depending on how much you contribute on Kickstarter, you reap rewards such as having game achievements named after you or even be given an honorary title, like executive producer, which will appear in the game's credits. You can also get the chance to visit the team to see how the game is progressing.

Badoink looks like it could be a cool game, but Robomondo still has a way to go before it achieves its $35k fundraising goal. Check out the video below to see how you would interact with the game. As you can see, it looks pretty tiring if you want to win…


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