Arkedo shows off canned Natal game

Thursday, 21st January 2010 12:19 GMT By Johnny Cullen

2 Finger Heroes

Arkedo has revealed it was working on a finger-based Natal game known as 2 Finger Heroes.

It’s since been canned, the studio’s CEO Camile Guermonprez confirmed.

The developer detailed how the game would potentially work, and provided some concept art and bullshots.

Yours fingers were to act as protagonists, with power-ups awarded if you did a hand gesture. But flip the screen and you’d get a penalty [Nope, me either - Ed]. That’s the future, kids.

But why was it canned? The studio said as well as Natal needing a “very precise pattern recognition”, it’d also be “HELL to localize.”

Oh well.

Thanks, Joystiq and GAF.



  1. Psychotext

    I was discussing this on GAF… you’d need a crazy resolution camera to be able to handle picking up individual finger movements whilst also tracking body movements (apparently you had to headbutt one of the bosses :D).

    Shame though, it looked pretty cool.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mington

    joining the ranks of lost masterpieces along with shen mue 3 and duke nukem

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SniperWolf

    god the thing is not out yet and games is being canned

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    What a strange thing to say. It’s simply a games pitch that didn’t work out with a potential publisher… the same thing happens about a hundred times a day.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. NiceFellow

    1 – I believe Natal resolution is cube 4cm – that’s not going to work for fingers

    2 – marketing something as ‘finger fun for all the family’ may be tricky

    #5 5 years ago
  6. SniperWolf

    still it is something

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    “finger fun for all the family”


    #7 5 years ago
  8. SniperWolf


    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Arkedo are great. I really must get around to buying some of their Xbox Live Indie games.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Yeah, #1 and #3 are really good. I didn’t rate #2 so much.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. NoxNoctisUmbra

    do pe doooo pi de du

    #11 5 years ago

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