Endurance, or Za Gaman in Japanese, is an extreme TV gameshow where contestants have to endure humiliating, painful and often bizarre rituals. It was the original of a series of TV shows that came out of Japan that pushed the limits of what was legal, and epitomized the saying "only in Japan".
Electronic Arts' EA Sports division produced a iconic hockey game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and Sega Genesis consoles. 20 years later, it remains a landmark game and fan favourite.
There is no sound because there is no relevant audio and we probably don't enjoy the same music.
As part of an internal game jam here at the office I modified my SMKCycle (an exercise bike I retrofitted using Arduino to play Super Mario Kart on my SNES) to interface with unity and a colleague, Mike McGraw, made a 3-D game designed around the bike.
The Game Jam had a 1 week time frame and all work was done on evenings/weekends. I must admit that my contribution (the bike modifications) was probably significantly smaller than Mike's (the game) but everything ended up pretty well.
The game itself puts the rider in the position of defending the town/himself from rampaging alien oranges (The game jam had specific themes). There are 2 modes the bike can be in, a travel mode where peddling moves you forward at a relative speed and the left/right buttons turn left and right. Once you are in a position to fire on the vile citrus you can press the center button and switch to gun mode. In gun mode the tank stops and begins shooting (the rate of fire is commensurate to the speed at which you peddle) and left/right again turns left and right. At any time you can press the center button to swap between the different modes.
Thanks again to Mike McGraw for being interested in the project enough to dedicate some real time to it.
Homer breaks his tea party date with Maggie to go bowling, lying that there is an emergency at the plant. The lie is revealed when Homer bowls a perfect 300 and attracts the attention of the media. Because of his accomplishment, Homer becomes a celebrity, appearing on The Springfield Squares with Bumblebee Man, Sideshow Mel, and his old nemesis, Ron Howard. But fame proves fickle and Homer quickly goes from Man of the Moment to Where Are They Now? Depressed, he decides to devote his life to his children. Bart and Lisa don't really take to his extra-aggressive parenting, but Maggie can't refuse, mostly because she can't speak. Homer takes Maggie to a Daddy and Me swim class but she's too scared to go in the water. Later, Homer nearly drowns and only Maggie can save him. Homer realizes that he might not have fame, but he'll always have his baby.
What do Skittles, Zombies and Augmented Reality have in common?
Find out in this video by Georgia Tech and Savannah College of Art and Design, who teamed up to build this sweet zombie videogame. Personally, If I wanted to shoot zombies in four dimensions, I'd start a zombie outbreak and do it in real life. Wake me up when they make a 5-D game.