SpecialEffect to Attempt World Record Attempts at Eurogamer Expo

Published by: Bill (R&D, SpecialEffect) on 24th Aug 2011 | View all blogs by Bill (R&D, SpecialEffect)

SpecialEffect invite you to make history at this year’s Eurogamer Expo

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Video games charity SpecialEffect invites guests at this year’s Eurogamer Expo to participate in two Guinness World Record
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Visitors to this year’s Eurogamer Expo will be invited to set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest time lap time in a racing game using only eye-movement sensing controllers.  By participating, all guests will also become part of SpecialEffect’s second record attempt; the greatest number of people competing in a videogames tournament using only eye control technology.

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 is hoped the record attempts will 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 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,” commented Mick Donegan, SpecialEffect's Director. “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.”  

Gaz Deaves, Editor of Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition “The Gamer’s Edition is all about recognising the amazing things that happen in videogames and we’re pleased to support the great work that SpecialEffect do for gamers of all abilities. This is a real chance to be featured in the 2012 Gamer’s Edition: all you have to do is learn how to control a car using your eyeballs. It couldn’t be easier!”

Rupert Loman, Managing Director of Eurogamer Expo -"We're delighted that SpecialEffect are going to be showcasing the amazing work they do at the Eurogamer Expo once again, and we're looking forward to hosting their Guinness World Record attempt at the show. Everyone should check out what they are doing and get involved!"

Eurogamer Expo will be at Earls Court, London September 22nd-25th.

For more information on SpecialEffect visit
www.specialeffect.org.uk

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