For those who don’t know, The Tokyo Game Show is going on right now. While it may not be as big as E3, it’s one of the bigger gaming conventions on the planet that showcases all kinds of games currently in development and set to be released. One of the games on the floor is a vegetable chewing shooter created by Takayuki Kosaka of the Kanagawa Institute of Technology.
The game is similar to a Time Crisis and other arcade shooters that move you around while requiring you to shoot the enemy before the enemy harms you. In this case the enemy is massive amounts of vegetables. However, that isn’t the odd part of the game. In order to reload, you actually have to eat.
As far as I can tell from the video, a camera picks up the player chewing when he or she is meant to reload. The faster you chew, the faster you reload. In the video they actually ate vegetables, but I’m sure you could get away with chewing on air.
Honestly, it’s a cute concept but rather impractical. It’d get boring really quick, not to mention tiring. And trust me, it wouldn’t take a child long to figure out he or she could get away with chewing anything to reload. At best, gum sales would soar.
What do you think?
Source – EngadgetFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Design News, Gaming News, Geeky Stuff