Pinkest brain-controlled game gets sequel: UpCake 2.0 brings improved gameplay to kids on Android
Remember the first brain-controlled game for Android that has also been the pinkest and girliest app for consumer BCI devices? UpCake is back with a sequel with improved gameplay that lets players bake cupcakes, improves their concentration and even teaches the kids about the brain. Unlike its first version UpCake 2.0 is not a free game but remained quite pink and still requires a NeuroSky headset (read our MindWave Mobile review) as well as an Android phone or tablet.
UpCake 2.0 has been created for girls from age 8 to 18 as a fun way to stimulate focus and increase attention span. According to Canadian game developer Personal Neuro Devices, UpCake 2.0 has been carefully developed to equip your kids with the ability to play their way to better concentration. Even if you found the first Upcake’s gameplay a bit too simple (floating a cupcake higher and higher) the latest version might engage you and your daughter even further with 10 new levels; each more visually and mentally compelling than the last.
By playing through the levels, the user is able to create a number of different cupcakes using only the power of her mind. From the mixing stage, through to the final decorations, she is able to completely direct and control the outcome of each project for a final piece that is not just beautiful, but has exercised her capacity for focus in every day life.
UpCake 2.0 uses the totally safe, noninvasive NeuroSky MindWave Mobile brain-computer interface headset to record data from the brain’s electrical impulses. UpCake 2.0 then interprets the specific impulses that indicate concentration and attention to drive user’s advances through the game’s many levels.
Personal Neuro also say that they have made minor changes to ensure better connectivity with the NeuroSky MindWave headset to eliminate any gameplay impact.
Upcake 2.0 screenshots