The first playable Prototype of RIDE YOUR MIND (RYM) is exhibited in the new game art exhibition “Global Games” at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. This version is very special. It is specially designed for the requirements of a museum. The game is displayed and played only by the use of an Oculus Rift virtual reality HMD. Using the Emotiv EEG headset in a museum is to complicated because the setup can only be done by experienced users and can take up to 10 minutes. As autonomous art installation it is important that the game runs in a loop and is easy to use. Because of this Jens M. Stober decided to use prerecorded EEG data to provide the players in ZKM access to his mind. While riding his mind the player can experience three different data sets such as Jens M. Stober thinking of Love, Fear or even Bananas. The EEG data has direct influence to the level and gameplay design. Here you can find a german let’s play video and more information about the exhibition Global Games at ZKM.
This is the world premiere of RIDE YOUR MIND in this speical ZKM Edition. The full version of RYM with realtime EEG features will be presented “when it’s done” 😉