Kung Fu Superstar

Failing Kung-fu Superstar Kickstarter proves hardcore gamers' "hatred" for motion control

As team disbands creator says UK launch has failed to combat "Kickstarter fatigue".

Kung-fu Superstar, the Kung-fu simulation game that fuses motion controls and traditional gamepad controls, launched a Kickstarter late last month with a fancy video and an endorsement from none other than Peter Molyneux himself. Now, with six days to go, only £31,000 has been raised - nearly £170,000 shy of the target.

Former Fable: The Journey developer unveils motion control fighting game Kung Fu Superstar

Former Fable: The Journey developer unveils motion control fighting game Kung Fu Superstar

Ex-Lionhead programmer "trying to make that science fiction wet dream" a reality.

A former Fable: The Journey developer has unveiled motion control fighting game Kung Fu Superstar.

Kostas Zarifis, who worked at Lionhead for five years on Fable 2, Fable 3 and Fable: The Journey before leaving in May 2011 to found his own Guildford independent developer Kinesthetic Games, is in discussions with interested parties on a publishing deal for the game, which is still in the early stage of development.

Kung Fu Superstar sees players assume the role of budding martial arts fan Danny Cheng, who dreams of being the next Bruce Lee. The player learns real Kung Fu moves in Danny's local dojo before hitting Hollywood and strutting their stuff on film sets.

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