Dance Central's Dancers Were Saved From Looking Stupid
The Creators Project video series continues, this time looking at Harmonix and how Dance Central uses the Kinect (amongst other things.)
The most interesting thing to me, though, is how during development, the team found that certain choreography looked funny. This was puzzling. At first, they thought it might be because of gender—and that this should mean limiting what characters could do depending on what their gender was.
They then actually tested out if this was the case, and instead found that their dancers were rather flexible in their performances. So, gender couldn’t be the issue.
It’s a rare inside look at how a developer handles potentially harmful assumptions about sex and gender.