'Mental Combat Simulator' Uses Brainwave Tech
Throw Trucks With Your Mind will let players move onscreen objects using only brainwave power. Then throw them at each other.
Using an inexpensive wireless headset, players are able to move virtual objects on screen by concentrating or by relaxing. Crooked Tree's one-level prototype has already demonstrated that the concept works between two players, and the project will enable up to 32 LAN or Internet-connected players to fight each other with their thoughts in a multilevel environment.
Depending on the strength of players' beta waves (emitted while concentrating), players toss small items like crates or catapult objects like trucks. Players can also draw things toward them by relaxing (and emitting alpha waves). Greater relaxation results in more power as well.
Now that Throw Trucks With Your Mind has passed its Kickstarter objective of $40.000, Crooked Tree Studios are free to concentrate on the "whimsical art direction." It's slated to release in 2014, so expect these rudimentary assets to be expanded into a full game over the coming months.