We already know that Project Natal, the motion tracking solution from Microsoft, which does not use a controller at all, is set to arrive at some point during the fall but until now, we knew close to nothing about the videogames the software giant plans to launch at the same time as the hardware. Milo
is connected to it and Microsoft talked openly about Richochet and an art game named Paint Party, but not much beyond that.
Now, David Gunn, who is a screenwriter and has projects like Dawn of the Dead and Slither under his belt, has posted on his blog about a new title called River Rush, which seems to be playable using Project Natal. He describes it as “It's a game where you stand side by side in a river raft, so it's two people playing at once. To move right, you have to step right; to move left, you have to step left. As you rush down right rapids, you have to jump up and slap floating stars in the air - the whole raft jumps up every time you do. This game was even more exhilarating than and even more aerobically challenging.”
It's unlikely Microsoft is happy about the announcement as the hardware creator and videogame publisher would probably have liked to unveil the game itself. Gunn also says that Microsoft representatives talked to him about a boxing and a football game also in the works, although it's not clear whether they were referring to internal projects or whether they talked about upcoming installments of, say, the FIFA series from EA Sports.
In March, the software giant mentioned that they planned to put on a big announcement for Natal
-related videogames on June 13. The PlayStation Move, the rival motion tracking solution from Sony, is already known to be supported by one big title, the upcoming SOCOM 4.