Pro Riders Snowboard Relaunches: First Game Converted from Keyboard/Mouse Control to Full Body Motion Control by Extreme Reality
"Pro Riders Snowboard Extreme Edition" uses extreme motion SDK to deliver entirely new experience for players of its popular game, without additional hardware.
Herzelia, Israel (PRWEB) August 21, 2013
Extreme Reality (XTR3D), the only company to bring full-body 3D motion control experiences via a device’s native or peripheral camera, today announced that its Extreme Motion technology has been incorporated into the popular snowboarding game from VTree Entertainment, Pro Riders Snowboard. The conversion from traditional keyboard and mouse control to full-body motion control now enables players of "Pro Riders Snowboard Extreme Edition" to drop any external controls of the game, stand up and control their snowboard with their body. Without touching anything, their movements are captured through the standard camera on Windows laptops, desktops, tablets or All in Ones.
"Adding motion control to Pro Riders Snowboard was amazingly easy and enables us to offer a more realistic and interactive experience for our players," said Charles Bergen, President of VTree Entertainment. "Snowboarding is an ideal sport for motion playing. When we say "You’re in the Game"™, we really mean it. Gamers are going to feel like they are actually on the slopes, thanks to this first-of-its-kind technology."
"Pro Riders Snowboard Extreme Edition" slides onto your Windows laptop, desktop, tablet or All-in-One with stunning graphics and three challenging courses, at various levels of difficulty. Across a backdrop of snow-covered landscapes, the game allows players to do their favorite tricks, jumps and grinds while collecting coins and unlocking achievements. Now, players will stand a few feet away from their computer and move their body in the direction they want their avatar in the game to move as if they were actually snowboarding.
"VTree has shown how easy it is for developers to integrate the Extreme Motion SDK in order to provide an entirely new experience for customers of an already popular, existing game," said Sarit Firon, CEO of Extreme Reality. "Without any hardware upgrades, Pro Riders Snowboard Extreme Edition players now have access to one of the hottest trends in gaming – using their full body motion to control the game."
Pro Riders Snowboard is available for $14.95 from more than 100 retailers and distributors including Amazon.com, Onlive and Gamestop Impulse. The game is available for Windows OS laptops, desktops, tablets or All in Ones that have standard embedded cameras or by using an external webcam. A video demonstration of Pro Riders Snowboard is available here and the game will be demonstrated at the gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany, October 21-25, at booth C060.
Developers interested in integrating Extreme Motion control technology into their game or app can apply here or the Extreme Motion SDK.
About Extreme Reality (XTR3D)
Extreme Reality (XTR3D) is the only company to bring full-body 3D motion control experiences to any computing device and operating system via a device’s native or peripheral camera. Offered as a software development kit (SDK), the company’s Extreme Motion product enables developers to create applications and games that break the physical barriers of hardware and environment required by current motion control technology. With 14 patents granted worldwide, the Extreme Motion technology recognizes and analyzes the three dimensions of a user’s skeletal joints and the movement and interrelation of the joints. Extreme Reality was founded in 2005 and is based in Herzelia, Israel. For more information please visit http://www.xtr3d.com/ or join the conversation and like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @ExtremeReality1.
About VTree Entertainment
As a leader in the Video Gaming and Virtual Reality industry, VTree™ entertainment develops products to make a real difference. The most important part of VTree Entertainment products, and the company’s overall philosophy, is that the method is fun for everyone. VTree’s video games can be manipulated to match the operator’s level of competency, meaning most children and adults can "play" regardless of their level of gaming skills.
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