The new touchless user interface also known as Leap Motion finally hit stores today and one Seattle game company is already getting in on the fun.
Massively Fun is set to debut its first Leap Motion title later this week called Fast Iron, a western-style, quick draw PC game that was created specifically for Leap Motion’s hand-sensing technology.
With the Leap Motion Controller, gamers can interact with a computer simply by waving a finger or hand. It’s similar to Microsoft’s Kinect, but just for your hands — basically what you’ve seen in sci-fi movies like Minority Report or Iron Man.
In Fast Iron, you’re a marshal in a western town flooded with gangs. You encounter quick-draw battles with gang members and can aim and shoot guns by simply making the appropriate hand motions while hovering over the Leap Motion device.
Massively Fun, founded by Grant Goodale in 2010, first created Wordsquared in less than 48 hours, then debuted a fast-paced multiplayer Settlers of Catan game. Fast Iron took the company three months to build despite having to develop for an unfamiliar game engine.
“We’re honoured to have been invited into the Leap Motion developer beta,” the company wrote in this blog post. “It’s been a blast working in this new space. What makes us the happiest about Fast Iron, is that the tools got out of the way, and allowed us to build something much more expressive than ever before. Something really special, and really fun.”
Though Leap Motion just became available today, Fast Iron already has a competitor in Digit Duel, which shares a similar theme. Fast Iron will be available later this week on Airspace, the official Leap Motion app store.