Double Fine Happy Action Theater announced

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 18 October 2011 23:17 GMT

Tim Schafer’s first project since Brütal Legend is an all-ages Kinect title called Double Fine Happy Action Theater.

OXM reports the game is due during the holiday season and is aimed at “three-year-olds or college dorm rooms full of drunken 20-year-olds”. The game is capable of recognising up to four players at once.

A suite of eighteen experiences, each lasting just a few minutes each, offers a cycling playlist which turns your gaming space into virtual playgrounds like lava pits, fill it with balloons, or populates it with time-delayed snapshots of yourself.

The game was apparently announced as part of a Kinect-focused event in New York today. No word yet on availability or pricing. Check out a video below.

Double Fine Happy Action Theater is studio founder Schafer’s first time up to bat since Brütal Legend; the team’s intermittent releases Costume Quest, Stacking, Iron Brigade and Once Upon a Monster have been helmed by colleagues, the result of the company’s productive Amnesia Fortnights.

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