Kinect for Windows

Kinect for Windows gives developers the tools and resources they need to easily link computers to Kinect devices.

Tools to get you started
Create rich experiences by using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Whether you're educating students, entertaining friends, or exploring what's possible when humans and computers interact, you can create something amazing with Kinect for Windows. What will you develop?

Developer Resources


Go to Download Kinect for Windows for available downloads:

  • • 32-bit download
  • • 64-bit download


Explore Kinect for Windows Features to read about:

  • • All the features of Kinect for Windows, including what’s new


Visit Kinect for Windows Resources to find:

  • • Help to get started
  • • Code walkthroughs


Check out Kinect Channel 9 videos:
SDK Quickstarts
Channel 9 Broadcasts
Project Gallery - Coding4Fun

Connect to SkyDrive to give your users seamless access to their personal content from within your app or service.

Shape Game Demo

This is a demo of the Shape Game sample application, which is included in Kinect for Windows. This sample displays the tracked skeletons of two players together with shapes falling from the sky. Players can control the shapes by moving and speaking commands.
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The Kinect Effect

In November 2010, Xbox 360 set out to change the way we interact with games and entertainment with the launch of Kinect for Xbox 360. This video highlights "The Kinect Effect": the movement of people using their Kinect sensors to discover, innovate and create.
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