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kick ass kung-fu
mon 21 - sat 26th nov

Perttu Hämäläinen, Mikko Lindholm, Ari Nykänen
Medialounge, The Media Centre [i]
10am — 5.30pm


Kick Ass Kung-Fu is an immersive game installation that transforms computer gaming into a visual, physical performance like dance or gymnastics. You can fight and defy gravity like kung-fu movie actors - only there's no wires or post-production needed.

The game takes place on a 5 metre cushioned playmat suitable for martial arts and acrobatics training. Using custom computer vision technology, you are taken inside an artificial reality where the normal laws of physics no longer apply. You see yourself and the virtual enemies on the projected screens at each end of the playmat.

Your movements are exaggerated so that you run faster and jump higher. You can also wield any weapon, and pose and shout to supercharge yourself with chi energy. The number of simultaneous players is not limited, so invite your friends to join the oddly exhilarating mayhem against some of the world's most dangerous men.

Kick Ass Kung-Fu is created by Animaatiokone Industries Co-op.
www.animaatiokone.net


www.kickasskungfu.net

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