Start the Party!
|Start the Party|
|Publisher(s)||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Genre(s)||Party game, Augmented reality|
Start the Party!, previously known as Move Party, is a 2010 augmented reality party video game for the PlayStation 3, which utilizes the PlayStation Move controllers. It was officially unveiled at the 2010 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The game is the first game developed by Supermassive Games and was published by Sony Computer Entertainment for release as a launch title for the PlayStation Move and was bundled with it in Asian regions excluding Japan. The game is a collection of augmented reality mini-games which utilise the PlayStation Eye and was released in Europe on 16 September 2010 and North America on 17 September 2010.
The game first snaps a picture of the player using the PlayStation Eye, it then proceeds to display a real time video feed of players using the PlayStation Eye displaying the player and his surroundings in the game. The game consists of a wide variety of mini-games including bug-swatting and painting games, these are played using the PlayStation Move motion controller which would look like something else in the game. In the game the controller often transforms itself into animated objects similar to the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit which features real-life people holding cartoon-like objects. The controller can transform into a variety of things depending on the game such as a cartoon tennis racket for swatting bugs, a spiky prod for popping balloons which are shown in the game as being held on to by the player. The game also allows for multiplayer modes with up to four different players with the use of a single PlayStation Move controller.
A sequel, titled Start the Party! Save the World was released as a downloadable game for PlayStation 3 through PlayStation Network on March 6, 2012. In the game, the player (and up to three other players) is cast as a super hero, tasked with saving the world.
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- Sony Computer Entertainment Staff. "PlayStation Move @ Playstation.com Asia (Singapore)". PlayStation.com Singapore. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
- Stephen Totilo (March 11, 2010). "The Must-Play Magic Of PlayStation Move Involves... A Foam Finger?". Kotaku. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
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