EyeToy, PlayStation Move, Xbox Kinect, Wii fit etc. Nowadays, console games have become more interactive feature by letting users play in front of a camera which detects player’s hands, body movements and syncing them with game characters, functions etc.
But if don’t feel like buying one, there are PC alternatives which lets you play similar interactive games with your webcam and that too for free. Simple launch these games and use your hands, body, invite friends and have a blast.
This is a cool online flash game which is an collection of short duration webcam games that will force you to play by moving the limbs, particularly arms, in different motion, direction to achieve the objective. For example, in a game you will have to defend your snow castle by blocking all incoming snowballs that come from both sides, while in another you’ve to pop all the green bubbles, but look out for the red ones.
The graphic quality is really good, so is the gameplay. However, the detection of movement depends on the quality of your webcam. In addition, the best features is the 2 player games like Pong which is a classic two-player game. Each player has an own paddle on the left and right side of the screen. Players try to keep the ball in the playfield by moving the paddles up and down.
Play WebCam Mania : Click Here
OvO games are similar to that WebCam Mania, and has a catalogue of some webcam games mentioned above. However, it also adds some unique games and a couple of experiments to make photos with different filters and effects.
Simply connect your webcam and OvO will put your right in the centre of 11 fun games. Experience new ways of playing: Just move in front of your computer and use your arms, legs, head or any part of your body.
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Graphically it is over worked and 3D modelling makes it better that what is displayed by your camera. Unfortunately, the camera capture is not very high quality and no full screen option. Download and play the trials for free, buy the games if you like them.
Another cool online Flash game, in this case a simple test of speed and visual memory. The base, ingredients will be placed before you to prepare delicious pizzas and you, by pointing to the right one with your hands need to add them to the pizza.
Play Pizza King : Click Here
Pizza King’s challenge is to make as many number of pizzas, with more and more ingredients in less time. This game might actually help people to improve their hand-to-eye coordination.
You manipulate virtual ball by means of hands or body movement in the video camera field of view to direct it into the basket. It supports 1 or 2 player games and a convenience interface. You can choose different skins of game field and change its dimensions according to your preferences.
This webcam game supports ball rotation, some gravitation levels, different ball and baskets sizes and other tuning to make game more realistic and fascinating. As a video input device you can use different video cameras (for example Webcams or another video device) that support DirectShow technology.
Play Good Shot : Click Here
If you hit into the basket as in the real basketball you get 2 or 3 points. If your throw was from the center of play field you get 3 points, in another case 2.
Another really cool webcam game of basketball, and you can play it online from your browser and it also supported on Mac. You must try his amazing game that uses your web camera (iSight or whatever) to play basketball the motion is used to smack the ball around, like the PS2 Eyetoy,Xbox Kinect and it’s a lot of fun!
The graphics are very sophisticated but the ball physics and motion detection are somewhat average. You have two game modes: Arcade and Multiplayer. To pass each level you need to do basket every time you can, increasing the score with power and avoiding the items with red aura, remaining points and directing your shots carefully.
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Watch this video to see a demo of how this webcam basketball game works.
# Lorenzgames.com – It is a free online game site with tons of flash games such as arcade games, action games, puzzle games, sport games, multiplayer games and free online webcam games as well.
There are 15+ webcam games there, all of them are quite good and interactive and supports any webcam, iSight like device.
A similar site iviewgames.com which also have some interesting online flash webcam games. Enjoy. Note, since most of the online webcam games are flash and need a web camera make sure they are properly installed.