We have spent the past week testing Stephen Howell’s amazing software, Kinect2Scratch. Wow! This is such an exciting development in games creation and, in particular, the use of the Kinect Sensor Camera with one of our favourite free software programs, Scratch.
We have previously used Scratch 4 OpenSim as part of our Virtual Worlds Project and are huge fans of the Scratch software. Not only has Stephen created Kinect2Scratch but he has also shared a number of games that can be easily modified by altering the Scratch Blocks and their settings.
Our movie shows some students testing the Ball Bounce and Skeleton games. By installing the regular Scratch program, some additional Kinect software and connecting the Kinect Sensor Camera directly to a PC, we suddenly have an exciting way to not only play games but for learners to easily create their own Kinect games.