Motion Control Games for the Razer Hydra

In 2012, the Razer Hydra looked awesome, but it didn't have the games for it that I wanted to play. I'm learning how to program and make my own games. I started making games in Blender 3D / Blender Game Engine / Python 3.3. I'm transitioning to Unreal Engine 4 for its VR, 3D, Graphical and Audio capabilities.

Most of these games are small scale tech demos created in exploration of motion control. I've learned a lot and turned up a few fun control schemes. The games themselves are fun, and take less time to learn than games controlled by traditional controllers. They go a long way in showing how much more intuitive motion control is than standard game controllers, and open up gaming to a much wider audience. (Well, it would if the controllers weren't $100+)

I hope that you take a look at these games, play 'em with a friend, and program better motion control games for me!

Don't wait, grab all the games right now, just download this folder.

Full Games

Drone Warz
Tofu Alley
Unspeakable Violence: In Full Control - Unreleased
Throw Stuff Around - Crazy Car Sports
Stunt Control - Crazy Car Stunts
Space Robot Shooter - Hydra Cover Shooter Ripoff
Ghost Dude RPG - in progress

Games Requiring Blender 3D

These games require Blender 2.70 64 bit. They can be played in the 32 bit version, if you swap out the pysixense.pyd from the in the scripts folder with the 32 bit version from //scripts/32bit pysixense. Blender 3D allows you to set complex graphics settings, Stereo 3D, and the ability to mod every game! Drone Warz and Tofu Alley also run in blender, and it allows you to play them in stereo 3D. They don't require a Oculus Rift, or work with one. They're 3D TV friendly, but don't work with nVidia's gaming 3D, since they locked out 3D for openGL.

Ghost Town Shootout - A Classic Shootout

Silly Minigames

3D Ping Pong
3D Horrible Paddle Game - This is a horrible game.

Tech Demos

3D Airshow Skywriting
3D Paint
3D Voxel Sculpting
Motion Capture for Blender 2.70

Drone Warz Motion Control Game Title!

Drone Warz: Motion Control Party Game.

Battle 7 friends, or just chill in the sky with Drone Warz' natural flight control interface. Explore 5 inventive worlds, launch guided missiles, fire semi-interesting guns and crash
into stuff! It's the split screen Home Theater Game you never knew existed!
Easily join / quit games in progress with its party friendly design.

This minigame demonstrates flight and aim control in motion control gaming.


Crazy Awesome Razer Hydra Motion Control Interface

Gamepad / Mouse / Keyboard support
Single Player
Local Splitscreen Multiplayer / Hotseat - Join / Quit games in progress.
2-8 Player Split Screen

11 weapons
5 Game Modes
5 Worlds
1 powerup


Download Drone Warz from IndieDB

Drone Warz Controls: Download / View

scripts/ has settings 'n' stuff you can hard code.

Stereo 3D settings can be adjusted for various 3D display types.
(but they must be adjusted on all levels as well as the menu)

Tofu Ally Motion Control Game Title!

Tofu Alley - Razer Hydra Exclusive Motion Control Minigame

Tofu is flying out of a dark alley into the streets of citiopolis, and there is only one way to stop it! You!

You, great master of the flying bats, have been chosen to save the city from Dr. Vegetarious' flying tofu. You must keep the city safe until the mayor bans flying tofu forever.

This minigame demonstrates one of the many possibilities of motion control: the ability to reach right into the game, and swing the bats with 1:1 accuracy. The harder you swing in real life, the harder you hit in the game.

You've never played like this before. It's not a gimmick, it's a new genre. It's the way you always wanted to play.

Download Tofu Alley from IndieDB.

Additional Information

2 Players Coop available: you each get one bat.
Network Play Unavailable.

3rd and 4th players control tofu using keyboards.

You cannot play the game without a Hydra.

Interlaced, Side by Side, and Anaglyph 3D are supported.

You cannot use nVision 3D to play this game, because nVidia disables OpenGL 3D on gaming cards.

System Requirements

Razer Hydra

Sixense Drivers Tested, Razer Drivers Probably work too.

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 - 32/64 bit.
170MB Hard Disk Space

Works on

Windows XP 32, Windows 8 64 bit
nVidia GTX 465 2GB
AMD Phenom 2 1100T 3.3Ghz x6
4GB Memory

Fails on

Windows XP
Intel 82915g/GV/910GL Onboard 128MB Graphics
Intel Pentium 4 3.2Ghz
512mb Memory

Linux and Mac are untested, but probably don't work with .pyd files.

Windows XP is required for 7.1 Surround Sound. No idea if it works!

There is also a "light" version and a quarter res texture pack available for older computers.

Unspeakable Violence In Full Control: A Title!

Unspeakable Violence: In Full Control.

Think you're a pro gamer? Well son, the game has changed.

We here in the future don't care about how well you can point and click, we care about how well you can rip apart worlds... with your own hands.

UVIFC is a motion control game based on the Razer Hydra motion controller using Sixense technology.

You're given control of a robot, and its hand movement follows your own, giving you unprecedented access to 1:1 sword fighting, wrestling moves, dual wielding, dismembering robots, shooting behind yourself, and in general, wreaking more havoc than you could imagine.

That's right. If you're looking for the future of gaming, that future is here now. Just click the download link that doesn't exist yet because this game is so futuristic, it hasn't even been released yet!

Details: Q1 2015.

Throw Stuff Around.

Drive a car around, and throw stuff around. Shoot stuff, throw stuff, flip, drive, jump and win.

1v1 splitscreen multiplayer. 1 Hydra for 2 Players.


Stunt Control.

Land crazy stunts in this stunt park using your hand's angular velocity to flip and spin in the air.

Single Player and Split Screen multiplayer. 1 Hydra for 2 Players.

Made with Blender Game Engine - 2.74. Grab Blender for full editing / 3D options.


Space Robot Shooter.

Dodge, duck, and fire back on the fiendish waves of robots, connecting one hydra to yourself, and using the other as a ray blaster.

It's basically a rip-off of hydra cover shooter, but for people without a rift.


Ghost Town Shootout

1v1 Splitscreen - Your hydra is a gun. Shoot the other Ghost's hat off to win.


Ghost Dude RPG

A lad and his Ghost are forced to clean out his basement. The ghost can help by moving through walls. The Lad can help by shooting evil slugs that sap the Ghost's happiness. The Ghost is 1:1 control from the right hand, and the Lad is based off right hand position. It's currently a work in progress.

Download Nothing!

Miniture Games

These work best passive 3D displays in Blender 3D. They're very little and perhaps amusing. Except one. It's horrible. Don't play it.

These games are not very interesting, but might amuse you for a minute or two.

Motion Control Pong is pong, but you can use your hydra for 1:1 control. (not 3D)

3D Ping Pong Like Ping Pong - kinda fun.

Horrible 3D Paddle Game Like ping pong, but Horrible.

3D Tech Demos.

These work best passive 3D displays in Blender 3D.

Airshow Skywriting
Fly around painting the air in 3D. People play this for hours.

3D Paint gives you the ability to draw fancy glowing lines in 3D!
(3D Screen required OF COURSE!)

Voxel Sculpting puts a 10x10x10 block sculpture in your left hand, and a sculpting tool in your right.

Motion Capture for Blender 3D 2.70 Works in the viewport for animation.

Make your own motion control games.

Seriously. Use Blender 3D and the supplied template, and you'll be up and running in no time, or just read the code in my other games. It's very well commented. Each games uses different control schemes, and Drone Warz even works with multiple Hydras, so there's a lot of different ways to start. Feel free to use them as a template to get your game started. you can also try this really old template I made. Download v01 Here

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