Braben: Kinectimals does not use Milo & Kate tech

Thursday, 1st July 2010 15:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Frontier has said its feline-filled Kinectimals does not use any technology based on Lionhead’s Milo & Kate, despite comments made earlier in the week by Microsoft.

Studio boss David Braben told OXM the technology used in the title was in development before Milo & Kate, and Lionhead is not involved in any way.

“I’d like to address some stories that are currently circulating, that Kinectimals from Frontier is somehow related to Milo & Kate from Lionhead,” said Braben.

“Kinectimals has been in development since before we saw Milo. It is built using Frontier’s own technology shared with other Frontier games in development, and ideas evolved from earlier games like Dog’s Life.

“There has not been any involvement in the technology or design by Lionhead. Milo & Kate is a completely separate (and intriguing) development from Lionhead.”

The Kinect confusion started earlier in the week when Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg told an Australian gaming show Milo & Kate was just a tech demo, before clarifying it was still in development – it just wouldn’t be out this year.

It was also reported that day that Phil Spencer, VP of Microsoft Game Studios, had said the Milo tech was “showing up in other places, so Kinectimals is actually done at Frontier.”

So, to recap: Milo & Kate is still in the works but won’t be out by Christmas; Kinectimals uses its own tech, and nothing borrowed from Lionhead.

End of. Hopefully.



  1. Paavi

    That smile those animals have, it’s just unnatural. Maybe it’s because they’re KINECTIMALS.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. StolenGlory

    Stopped giving a toss about this whole situation about two articles back.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Panou

    Those smiling baby tigers just frighten me, I admit it. They really look like Joker in The Dark Knight… =/

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gheritt White

    Fuck Kinectimals, where the fuck is Elite IV???

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    In Elite IV you’ll actually have to wank off a Thargoid in order to get a good deal.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Windsmeare

    Two things come to mind looking at that picture.

    1) I can’t help but be reminded of the cute but very evil woodland animals from South Park.

    2) If they get out of line, can I smack a tiger?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. StolenGlory



    The absolute fucking bane of my existence in the 80′s.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. daytripper

    ‘Thargoids’…sounds like getting boils on your penis

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Dannybuoy

    So basically they are saying they have nothing to do with the child grooming game

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Dr.Freeman

    the smilin tiger: “give it a try ,put ur hands on me”
    the tiger behind him whispering: “it’s my idea ,so am havin the fingers”

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DarkElfa

    They will eat your soul.

    No, seriously, they’ll eat it….and poop butterflies.

    #11 5 years ago

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