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.

fastiron2Massively 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.

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By placing your hand over the tiny Leap Motion device, you can perform tasks on the computer.

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.”

The tiny Leap Motion, which sells for $79, is receiving mixed reviews thus far. It seems like the consensus is that the device is cool, but not exactly useful quite yet.

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.

Comments

  • http://moreblinktag.com/ Grant Goodale

    Thanks Taylor! Developing for the Leap Motion Controller has been a blast – it’s very different from most everything we’ve done before, and we can’t wait to see what other devs do with it. We’ve got some clever ideas of our own, of course. :)

  • guest

    This could be awesome! Guncon game w/o the guncon :-)

  • Leslie

    Moist interesting part of the video to me is the part where the system recognises 2 input pointers at the same time.

    I’ve been waiting for and OS that can handle 2 cursors forever .. is it finally here?

  • http://www.omiod.com Omiod

    Here is a FastKat (you know, the game where you have to dodge balls flying to you) version made for LeapMotion. It was quite easy to integrate, enjoy!
    http://www.omiod.com/games/fastkat-leapmotion/

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