Kinect made to work in Garry's Mod

Written by Joe Martin

March 11, 2011 // 5:39 p.m.

Tags: #garrys-mod #indie #kinect #kinect-garrys-mod #kinect-pc #mod

A Garry's Mod fan has released a mod that allows Microsoft's motion-tracking camera for the Xbox 360, Kinect, to work with popular Half-Life 2 sandbox game, Garry's Mod.

The mod lets users directly put their on-camera movements into the game, manipulating complex environments and ragdolls in a way that matches their own movements.

'I thought it'd be neat to get Kinect data into a game engine that supported physics so I could interact with objects in a virtual world,' said Garry's Mod fan John B. 'I chose Garry's Mod for Valve's Source engine because it can be easily scripted using Lua.'

The titular Garry, mod-creator Garry Newman, has since said on his blog that he would love to integrate the mod into the official Garry's Mod release at some point.

You can read more about the mod on Yelp, but we also recommend checking out the video below to see Kinect in action via Garry's Mod.

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