Fear-sensing horror game adds update, drops heart rate sensor

Gare – Thursday, March 3, 2016 5:50 PM
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Back in 2014, we reported on a peculiar horror title by the name of Nevermind that was unique in the way it could basically smell your fear – that is, you would play it with a heart rate sensor, and the game would get more nightmarish the more stressed out you were. The goal was, naturally, to help the player control their emotions and stress levels.

Recently, the company revealed that they’d be adding an update that prevents the need for a heart rate sensor – through Affectiva’s Affdex technology, you’ll be able to get the full biofeedback experience with a simple webcam, which well then read your facial expressions so that the game can react accordingly. Affdex can, naturally, be combined with a heart-rate sensor (if you have one) for the best possible experience, the team reveals. Nevermind now also supports the Tobii EyeX eye tracking controller to enable some now features in-game.

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