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Kinect Sports: Season Two

BAFTA award-winning Kinect game for the Xbox 360 co-developed by Rare and BigPark

Kinect Sports: Season Two (KS2) is a BAFTA award-winning Kinect game for the Xbox 360 co-developed by Rare and BigPark, and published by Microsoft Studios. I worked on the game’s user interface and gameplay systems during my time as a Software Intern at Rare.

Languages + Tools: C++, ActionScript, Xbox 360 SDK/XDK, Scaleform, Visual Studio, Flash.

Frontend + Challenges: I worked extensively on Kinect Sports: Season Two’s frontend menu systems as well as the interface for the Challenge system which allows players to compete online asynchronously.

Social DLC: As part of a title update for KS2 I was responsible for implementing new functionality that allowed players to upload their high scores to Facebook via a new Xbox 360 API. I also created UI that allowed players to share their scores via email.

Basketball: The Basketball Challenge Pack downloadable content (DLC) added a new sport to KS2 in the form of three new mini-games. I was responsible for the in-game UI (HUD, etc.) for all three, as well as some of the gameplay mechanics in Shot Party.