Here's the thing - if anyone other than Tim Schafer's Double Fine had released Happy Action Theater, via the above trailer, I'm sure it would have either been a) roundly ignored or b) written off as a flaccid party game. But do you know what? Tim Schafer has earned the right to create a stupidly fun party game. And he's earned the right to have me play it.
It looks like a Kinect version of Warioware - a series of utterly insane mini games that are incredibly short, yet incredibly inventive. Happy Action Theater looks as though it appeals to the insane fun of having your living room transformed into a virtual play area and Schafer himself claims the game appeals to “three-year-olds or college dorm rooms full of drunken 20-year-olds.”
I'm not three years old, and I don't drink - but hey, I will most likely play this game. It is being released this Christmas via Xbox LIVE.