Leaked Concept Art Reveals Kinect Adventures Was Originally The Avateers!

By Ishaan . August 12, 2011 . 10:34am

To showcase what the Kinect could do, Microsoft released Kinect Adventures! as a pack-in game with the hardware. The game wasn’t always called Kinect Adventures! and it looks as though a fair amount of thought went into what the game should be called until the final title was decided upon. Here’s a few:



These concept designs come from an artist who worked on Kinect Adventures! back in November 2009. While the game’s features had been roughly outlined, the project didn’t have an authorized creative direction to base everything around.


The project was originally named Avateers! and the project pushed forward using the name as inspiration for development. Microsoft ultimately released as Kinect Adventures! The concept art below is for vehicles, trophies and interactive critters in the game:


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  • Wow, “The Avateers” is SUCH a better title than “Kinect Adventures!”… much more eye-catching, much cooler-sounding, and much more memorable. Shame they didn’t go with it.

  • Kinect Adventures sounds much lamer than some of the names they had up there. Though, from the looks, I can see they were going for a name that would get kids active and play at home, like they would play outside.

    The Avateers is a good name. But I personally like Field Trip the best, because.. well.. EVERYONE LOVES FIELD TRIPS. You are not a child if you don’t enjoy field trips, because don’t have to go to school on field trips and you’re just having fun and there’s no homework. So yeah, it describes play at home like you would outside.

    It also would have been cool if the sold both Avateer covers, so that people can compare the “inside the screen” version and the “outside the screen” version. It would be a cool contrast.

  • Suicunesol

    I like Natal Fest the best! :P

    Some of those names are really weird, though. I never much liked puns.

  • MarkMario

    Get Up’s cover looks pretty nice.
    Avateers sound nice too though.

  • Hexen

    Rover with open roof = PARTEH.

  • Dimentionalist

    Little known fact: Kinect Sports was, at one point, referred to as “Operation: Banjo’s Corpse.”

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