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Fruit Ninja idea came from knife commercial, says Halfbrick CEO

The idea for Fruit Ninja, one of Halfbrick Studios' most successful games, came from a commercial about knives, said CEO Shainiel Deo in an interview with the State Library of Queensland. "The sources of inspiration for our games can literally come from anywhere," said Deo, before explaining that in a TV ad for knives, a Halfbrick developer saw someone throw up some fruit and slice it. Deo also discussed the state of the modern gaming industry from the perspective of an independent studio making small games. "The most exciting thing in the games space now is how easy it is for people to get access to really good technology to create the games that they want," he said. "And ... once they've created something, they can distribute it to a huge audience so easily." The CEO of the...

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Watch this man play Fruit Ninja on water vapor

Russian company Displair showed off their eponymous device, which has the ability to project a touchscreen onto water vapor, at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. The Displair works by attaching a mobile device to a projector, which then emits an image onto a vertical wall of water vapor. Using a built in camera, it can then track player moves, transofrming the mist into one big touchscreen. A single unit currently runs at about $10,000, although more consumer-friendly models are expected sometime in the next five years. You can watch The Huffington Post's Jason Gilbert play Fruit Ninja above.

Fruit Ninja Releases
North America
  • iOS
    • Released 04/21/2010
    • Publisher Halfbrick Studios
    • Developer Halfbrick Studios
  • Android
    • Released 09/17/2010
    • Publisher Halfbrick Studios
    • Developer Halfbrick Studios
  • Windows Phone
    • Released 12/22/2010
    • Publisher Halfbrick Studios
    • Developer Halfbrick Studios
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 08/10/2011
    • Publisher Halfbrick Studios
    • Developer Halfbrick Studios
  • Windows
    • Released 06/07/2012
    • Publisher Halfbrick Studios
    • Developer Halfbrick Studios
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