When much-loved game designer Tim Schafer announced a new game coming up from Double Fine Productions, I guessed the hive-mind response was "Is it a super awesome adventure game?" But with games like Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Costume Quest, Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster and Tren -- I mean, Iron Brigade -- under their belt, one never really knows what to expect. And, well, I certainly wasn’t expecting something like this.
The new brainchild of Double Fine is a little something called Happy Action Theater, a riotously fun family game for the Kinect that transforms your living space into an interactive environment onscreen. The overarching theme of this game is a circus funhouse, and the main attraction (or object of ridicule) is naturally, yourself.