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King of Juice

King of Juice game

Overview

King of Juice is a casual arcade-style game in which players, faced with an onslaught of fruit, must correctly sort them to make juice. The game makes the most of motion tracking technology to offer an utterly unique gaming experience. It can also be played on mobile devices by using simple swipe gestures.

Audience

The general target audience are casual gamers that are interested in a quick-to-learn but addictive and replayable experience. Casual gamers are, however, a rather broad category, including males and females of almost all ages.

Target Demographics:

  • Families looking for a clean and easy-to-learn game that the whole family can play.
  • Gamers with no experience with motion tracking devices that are looking for an easy way to break into the technology.
  • Users of popular casual games such as Fruit Ninja.

Technologies Used

  • Art: Autodesk Maya, Substance Painter, Adobe PhotoShop
  • Development: Unity, Leap Motion SDK

Objectives and Challenges

Our objective was to use motion tracking technology to create a fun casual game. It was our goal for the game to have a simple learning curve but enough variance in difficulty to encourage replayability. The challenge was to do so in a manner that was fun, addicting, and appealing for a wide range of users.

Solution

Our solution was to create an arcade-style game with a simple concept wrapped in an attractive aesthetic. In the game, the player’s goal is collect fruit in order to make juice. Various types of fruit roll down a chute at the player, who must then direct them into the correct trough. In order to progress to the next level, a certain number of fruits must be gathered. If too many of the incorrect fruit are gathered, the fruit’s quality (represented as a percentage) drops, which eventually results in failing the level. The graphics of the game are 3D with a playful, cartoony aesthetic befitting the targeted demographic.

The functional structure of the solution allows for use by motion tracking and touchscreen technologies. Motion tracking captures a user’s hand motions, which in turn allows programs to read these gestures. From here, developers can program these gestures to result in different actions within the virtual space. In King of Juice, the user sees the fruit rolling towards him/her and must use his/her hands to push them into the correct basket. This gesture, done physically, mimics the action that would done be in real-life and is accurately represented within the game-space. For those without a motion tracking device, users can sort the fruit by performing the finger swipe gesture on a smartphone or tablet.

Solution Advantages

  1. Full-cycle development of a casual arcade-style game.
  2. Support for users with either motion tracking devices or smartphones/tablets.
  3. Attractive and buoyant 3D graphics support the light-hearted, quick-paced gameplay.
  4. Seamless cross-platform functionality for Microsoft Windows, iOS, and Android.

Benefits of Working with the Program-Ace Team

  • We boast a strong portfolio of games developed full-cycle across various genres and platforms.
  • Thanks to our robust research & development team, we are always finding new ways to implement cutting-edge technologies, particularly in augmented, virtual, and mixed reality.
  • Our teams of game designers, modelers, and project managers are always on hand to assist, advise, and implement.

Results

  • A fun, easy-to-learn arcade-style game for casual gamers.
  • Successful integration of motion tracking technology and gaming.
  • Further proof of Program-Ace’s ability to use cutting-edge technologies in new, innovative ways.

Juice can’t make itself. Warm up those joints and have the most fun sorting fruit you could ever imagine!

To download King of Juice, click on the links below:

Download Windows version* (40Mb)

* King of Juice for Windows requires using Leap Motion device.


Google Play App Store Leap Motion Gallery

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