Despite the fact that your family swimming in a pool of lava may initially sound rather morbid, Double Fine found a way to make this experience entertaining with the release of Happy Action Theater earlier this year. Double Fine Happy Action Theater is one of those rare games that allows all the members of your family to get involved in the video game action — even those who do not typically comprehend how to interact with a video game. That is why we were pleasantly surprised to hear the news of a Double Fine Happy Action Theater sequel currently in development. Below is an excerpt of the SFWeekly article revealing some of the initial details.
“They’re building the sequel to Happy Action Theater, a “video toy” published by Microsoft this year. It uses Microsoft’s Kinect controller, a camera that transforms body motion into videogame action. In a recent meeting, designers spent two hours brainstorming different outlandish sequences for the game, such as one where a fox plays bongo drums on a series of eggs, out of which hatches a miniature version of the player.”
While the idea of seeing a miniature versions of ourselves hatching from a fox egg sounds… interesting, we’re more interested to see what other ideas the brilliant minds at Double Fine develop. Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine, did not mention a tentative release date for the sequel during the reveal. Stay tuned as we’ll be sure to bring you much more coverage of the game as it becomes available.