MindGames Releases Mind Control iOS Game 28 Spoons Later
By Steve McCaskill, January 6, 2012
Icelandic developers release zombie-themed game that could help treat children with ADHD. Icelandic developer MindGames has released an iOS video game which players control using their brainwaves.
It is a zombie-themed game called 28 Spoons Later – but the developers claim a serious purpose. They say it will help psychologists and psychiatrists treat children who suffer from attention span problems.
While the technology behind the game may be complex, the premise is not. Players have been captured by a zombie who wants to eat brains for dinner, but being the gentleman that he is, he will only do so with a spoon.
The aim is to stay alive as long as possibly by using your mental focus, to bend the zombie’s spoon – Uri Geller style. Brainwaves are detected by using the PLX XWave headset, which is powered by NeuroSky’s technology.
Brainwave powered games have been on the horizon for a while, and MindGames claims it was the first company in the world to sell an iOS application powered by user’s brainwaves in the form of Tug of Mind, which allowed players to upload a photo of someone they knew in order to turn them into an angry 3D opponent that must be defeated by keeping cool.
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