Have you ever wished you had Microsoft Kinect on your iPad? Me neither. However, you can get a similar effect with Madparker's just released iPad game Recurse [$1.99 (HD)]. Originally starting life as a No Quarter Art Game event project in 2010, Recurse came to PC and became one of those underground hit party games, sort of like J.S. Joust.

The idea is that you prop up your iPad, stand in front of it's front-facing camera, and then use your actual body to manipulate the green areas of the screen while trying to avoid the red areas. The results can be hilarious as you twist and shape your body around these virtual blockades, as demonstrated in this video.

I have to admit that Recurse is a clever game concept, and a great use of the front-facing camera equipped iPad 2 and 3. I'll definitely be giving it a try myself (while nobody is around, hopefully) to see what it's all about, but if it sounds like something that interests you or you're familiar with previous versions of the game then it's just a buck to check it out for yourself.

  • Akiratech

    Hey hasn't been done before?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/42YS2N67LP6IDUKBZUUCMSZW7M Pray For Death

      Instantly bought this for originality and potential fun with friends. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

        So is this original according to "Pray" or not? Evidence of lifted mechanics will prevent me from contributing to this developer.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/42YS2N67LP6IDUKBZUUCMSZW7M Pray For Death

        Well, the idea of interacting/building a game around a webcam has been around since the late nineties, if that's what you're asking. But the execution here looks very solid, and it's a first for iOS as far as I know. 

    • JCat_NY

      In an industry where you have Street Fighter and Madden, yes.

  • Playpunk

    Hey, how come we don't get no " brad and ely play recourse" for this game review man?

  • Adams Immersive

    Looks like a job for HDMI or AirPlay!

  • DecafTable

    Idea sounds very neat and promising, but the game itself seems lacking. Let's hope someone can make a dance party game similar to XBOX

  • Hamses

    This is indie dev at its best - original and fun, worth a buck on that alone. Love this.