SpecialEffect, the gaming charity dedicated to opening up our hobby to those with special needs and disabilities, will be challenging gamers to break records at this year's Eurogamer Expo. Visitors will be able to take part in the Guiness World Records attempt at "the fastest time lap time in a racing game using only eye-movement sensing controllers" - and add their support to the "greatest number of people competing in a videogames tournament using only eye control technology."
These record attempts are designed to showcase the advances SpecialEffect have made in designing and adapting technology to enable those with a disability or severe illness to be able to play videogames, whether for therapy, rehabilitation or fun. It's an awesome idea, and we have more details after the break.
To apply, Eurogamer Expo visitors will need to register at the SpecialEffect stand and then set their time around the track using just their eyes. The participant with the fastest lap time over the duration of the Expo will be crowned the new Guinness World Record holder and considered for inclusion in the next Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition.
It’s wonderful that SpecialEffect will soon be featured in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition. The record attempts should create interest in the charity and draw attention to the work we do. Our aim is to use technology and game therapy to improve people’s quality of life. Eyegaze technology, for example, can really change someone’s life for the better by helping them not only to communicate, but to play games and enjoy themselves too. We are very grateful to Guinness World Records for helping us to arrange the record attempts and equally we would like to thank the organisers of Eurogamer Expo for allowing us to attempt these records at their fantastic event, we hope that visitors to the Expo will join us in setting these all new Guinness World Records. - Mick Donegan, Director of SpecialEffect
Let us know if you're taking part when the expo opens its doors on 22nd September!