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28 Spoons Later Your Brain Might be Eaten, First Brainwave-Controlled Zombie Game’s Crawling to Your iPhone

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You think you have played all the zombie games, don’t you? We bet here’s something new waiting for you. It’s not a potential Resi-killer and it won’t eat Left4Dead for dinner, but will eat something else without doubt: your brain! Imagine you are captured by a zombie, who wants a nice dish of brains for dinner. Luckily for you, he’s a gentleman with perfect zombie-manners and won’t eat brains without a spoon. This is your chance to stay alive! Bend the zombie’s spoons by focusing as hard as you can – or say goodbye to your cerebrum.

28 Spoons Later is an attention training game with endless number of levels, backgrounded by chilling music and angry zombie cries, help users learn vital skills while having fun. The game is controlled by the player’s brainwaves via the PLX XWave brain-computer-interface headset (click to read more about XWave), which is powered by NeuroSky‘s technology. The game’s developer, MindGames claim, the more you practice, the better your ability to focus your attention in real-life situations.

“28 Spoons Later is a mind training game, which helps you to train in the important mental habit of focus while having fun,” – Deepa Iyengar, CEO of MindGames, comments. “This game is a first step toward our development of clinically effective mind training games. Such games could be used by psychologists and psychiatrists in medical centers to train people who have problems with attention.”

MindGames is the very first company to sell iPhone/iPad applications controlled by the user’s brainwaves. To learn more about them check out our interview with Deepa Iyengar.