Craig Derrick | Game Director & Executive Producer

Solo Trailer w/Kinect Star Wars Soundtrack

Posted on February 7, 2018

So happy to see some love for the amazing soundtrack from Kinect Star Wars being used on this parody trailer.  Trust me, we made this game with a lot of love and respect for Star Wars, but we were also in on the joke and believed the "silly" Rancor and Dance modes were a nice way to add some tongue-in-cheek humor to the game.  George fortunately agreed!

And over the years that have passed since the release of the game I've had more kids and families share their stories about how they enjoyed this game together more than pretty much any other game I've made.  I'm still proud of the work everyone put into this title and I'm hopeful that it's seen one day not as a punchline for what they don't like about Star Wars, but as a game that ended up as an experimental, light-hearted and ultimately commercial success.

Oh, and we also got to make this thing of beauty!

Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars


KSW on Big Bang Theory

Posted on November 1, 2012

Howard and Raj show of their Galactic Dance Off moves on The Big Bang Theory! I'm glad the writers of the show understood the humor and fun we were going for when making the game.

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Conan O’Brien Reviews Kinect Star Wars

Posted on July 11, 2012

Kinect Star Wars Developer Video

Posted on March 13, 2012

Take my hand as I lead you on a journey through the different game modes in Kinect Star Wars.  Jedi Destiny, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate.  That's five games in one!

Kinect Star Wars Trailers

Posted on January 30, 2012

"Duel" w/Chris Pratt

"Girly Vader"


CES 2012: Kinect Star Wars in 3D!

Posted on January 20, 2012

Kinect Star Wars was back in action and this time in glorious 3D at the 2012 Las Vegas CES.  Here are Microsoft's Major Nelson and Glenn Gregory to show how it's coming along.

Extra Bonus Footage: My buddies Drew Skillman and Tim Schafer's latest game Double Fine Happy Action Theater.


X-Play’s Preview of Kinect Star Wars

Posted on July 26, 2011

X-Play host Morgan Webb and I show off the Limited Edition R2-D2 Xbox 360 and discuss the new Podracing mode revealed at Comic-Con 2011.


Comic-Con 2011 Panel: Kinect Star Wars

Posted on July 24, 2011

Gamespot has added the complete video of our session at Comic-Con 2011 moderated by Mike Snider of the USA Today where we discuss the making of Kinect Star Wars, the introduction of the Podracing mode and announce the Limited Edition R2-D2 Xbox 360!

Kinect Star Wars Panel @ Comic-Con 2011

Posted on July 7, 2011

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Only two weeks until I share the stage with my buddy Jorg to talk about all of the NEW stuff coming in Star Wars Kinect!  You'll definitely want to stick around until the end to hear about something really cool and special, plus we're giving away free posters.  Yes, you heard me right -- FREE POSTERS!

Here's the official word on Thursday's panel:

10:00-11:00 Kinect Star Wars Panel— Enter the Galaxy with studio head Jorg Neumann (Kinect Publishing) and lead producer Craig Derrick (LucasArts) as they discuss the highly anticipated title with USA Today's Mike Snider, sharing new game play from the iconic Star Wars universe, revealing an all-new mode, and unveiling an exciting announcement. All attendees will receive a limited-edition poster. Room 32AB

You can check out the rest of the schedule here

The Daily Gets a Sneak Peak of Kinect Star Wars

Posted on June 28, 2011