BRUSSELS, Belgium - March 2, 2009
Softkinetic S.A., the leading 3D gesture recognition solutions provider, today announced that its ground-breaking technology will be included in new interactive games currently being developed by Jumping Gym USA Ltd. Jumping Gym USA Ltd. owns and runs more than 50 family entertainment centers in Hong Kong.
“Jumping Gym USA has always been at the forefront of innovation in the development of engaging interactive entertainment solutions,” said Nicky Chung, Jumpin Gym Digital Entertainment Ltd. Chief Project Manager (a wholly owned subsidiary of Jumping Gym USA). “We selected Softkinetic’s 3D gesture recognition technology to offer our customers a set of new, intuitive and immersive gameplays.”
Softkinetic’s 3D gesture recognition software combined with a 3D depth-sensing camera is well suited to the arcade center environment as no physical controllers are necessary and it provides a very physical and immersive gaming experience. Softkinetic delivers a Software Development Kit that supports all available 3D cameras while offering a rich set of tools for the video games and arcade developers.
“The arcade centers are very well suited for our gesture-based technology,” said Michel Tombroff, Softkinetic’s CEO. “We are delighted to work with Jumping Gym USA to bring casual and immersive video games to interactive entertainment market.”
Softkinetic is the leading provider of natural interfaces that transform the way people interact with the digital world. Softkinetic enables a fully immersive, transparent, and intuitive user experience by providing 3D real-time gesture recognition middleware to interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, and serious games companies. Softkinetic, iisu and Interface Is You are trademarks or registered trademarks of Softkinetic S.A. http://www.softkinetic.net
About Jumping Gym USA
Jumping Gym USA ltd launched their first family entertainment center (FEC) in June 1994. Being the largest and the most dominant operator in the family entertainment business in Hong Kong, they have already opened more than fifty shops located at nearly every corner in the territory. http://www.jumpingym.com/
Lisa Kennedy, TriplePoint