A Game Designed to Move You
If you spotted two players using oversized gymnastics balls as game controls, you’ve seen Sisyfox, distributed by Shock Trampoline (Booth #5706) at IAAPA Expo and making its North American debut.
The interactive game gets players on their feet, using their whole bodies to control the giant boulder on screen being rolled by their fox avatar to reach its high-points destination. German interactive engineer Sandro Engel set out to foil the Greek mythological figure of Sisyphus, who was punished by the gods to roll a ball to the top of a mountain without ever really succeeding. “Sisyfox is really clever and made a fun game out of it,” he said.
They also made what may be the world’s largest game control with a ball that is 1.2 meters in diameter; its sensors are all located in the bracket’s base.
“We show that gaming is a thing that motivates you to move,” Engel said.