Trivia

Hard

Nevermind, A Psychological Horror Video Game, Uses What Technique To Increase Game Difficulty?

Pupil Dilatory Response
Random Controller Inversion
Binaural Beat Audio
Heart Rate Monitoring

Answer: Heart Rate Monitoring

The premise of the psychological horror game Nevermind is that the player takes on the role of a “neuroprober”, a clinician tasked with the harrowing job of injecting themselves into the subconscious of heavily traumatized people to help those people unpack their trauma and heal.

That alone might be enough to intrigue fans of the horror/thriller genre, but there’s an added twist: Nevermind is one of the first games to integrate biofeedback into the actual game play and the first horror game to do so. Players wear a heart rate monitoring device during play and the game play changes dramatically based on the player’s heart rate.

If the player keeps a level head and remains calm, in so far as the heart rate indicates, in the face of the game’s stressful encounters and disturbing content, then the trip of the neuroprober through the mind of the disturbed patient is fairly calm. If their heart rate spikes, however, the game increases in difficulty, the player’s view changes, and in the process the player is encouraged to control their physiological response to the fear-inducing stimulus in order to both help themselves and the patient.

Note: For those who are curious, Nevermind can be played without the use of a heart rate monitoring device.

Trivia

Hard

What Is The Most Expensive Video Game In The World?

Trivia

Hard

What Information Sharing System Was Briefly More Popular Than The World Wide Web?

Trivia

Hard

The Smallest Fox Species In The World Is The?

Trivia

Very Hard

Due To Early Industry Limitations, Silent Films Were Recorded In?

Trivia

Hard

The “A113” Easter Egg That Appears In Every Pixar Movie Is A Reference To?

Trivia

Hard

The First Independent Console Video Game Developer Was?

Trivia

Very Hard

Comfort Noise Is A Tool Used Widely In Which Industry?

Trivia

Hard

The Most Heavily Forested Country On Earth Is?

Trivia

Very Hard

In the 1920s, Americans Saved The Economy of Ecuador By Consuming Millions Of?