Peter Shows Milo At TED
Today's TED talk is from Peter Molyneux, Creative director for Microsoft Game Studios Europe and famed developer of the Fable series of games. When the Microsoft's Project Natal was first announced (now called Kinect), Molyneux showed off Milo, a virtual 11 year-old boy you could interact with via Natal's unique controller-free interface. At the time, Milo's job was really to help evangelize the Natal and the potential of such an interface, but Molyneux's studio has continued to develop the software, and Milo has begun to form up as something approaching an actual product. The demo is really worth watching, partly just to see the thing in motion, but mostly to hear Molyneux talk about the bits of Milo's design (including his mind) that are literally out of the box.