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Leaked Concept Art Reveals Kinect Adventures Was Originally The Avateers!

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    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:

     

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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