Trivia

Hard

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

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

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

Easy

Which Laboratory Boasts The Most Nobel Prize Winners?

Trivia

Hard

Informally Called “Hole-In-One” Insurance, The Formal Name For This Insurance Is?

Trivia

Easy

The Absence Of Wind In The Biosphere 2 Research Lab Proved Severely Detrimental To?

Trivia

Easy

Which City’s Full Name Is The Longest On Earth?

Trivia

Hard

The Phenomenon Wherein Trying To Hide Information Makes It More Public Is Known As?

Trivia

Hard

A Syzygy Is A Rare Event In What Two Distinct Categories?

Trivia

Hard

The Khasi People Of Northern India Craft What Out Of Living Trees?

Trivia

Hard

Saccadic Masking Is a Cognitive Phenomenon Wherein We Can’t See What Moving?

Trivia

Hard

Douglas Adams Originally Wrote For Which Sci-Fi Series?

Trivia

Easy

The First Cartoon Character To Get A Star On The Walk Of Fame Was?