Your Happiest Memories Could Appear in Child of Eden

Your Happiest Memories Could Appear in Child of Eden

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The creators of Child of Eden want to use your favorite photographs as a morale booster while you speed through their final level.

Have you ever wanted to show up in a videogame? While an epic role-playing game based on your life will probably never be made, there is a chance that you could wind up in the upcoming shooter - and spiritual sequel to the cult hit Rez - Child of Eden. To better convey the dual themes of hope and happiness, Child of Eden's creator's are soliciting photographs of players' happiest moments to seed throughout the game's final level.

This initiative, called "The Journey Project," will build a virtual mural out of photographs submitted by Eden fans. To participate, all you need to do is upload your favorite photographs to the official Child of Eden website starting this afternoon.

Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Creative Director on Child of Eden, made it clear that the themes of the game are "hope and happiness," adding that he wants "players to experience happy feelings every time they play the game." He hopes to better convey that theme by layering the final level with these user-submitted photos.

Are you wondering what to submit? The game's developers are looking for any photo that conveys "good vibes," which apparently includes smiling faces, beautiful nature shots, stunning landscapes, and other happy or positive images. A couple of fantastic choices might be your son's first birthday or a picture of that time that your cat wore a Batman cape. Pictures from an oil spill or films involving the Rez vibrating controller, on the other hand, should probably be left on your computer.

I'll leave that decision up to your own discretion, just make sure that you get those photos in before submissions close on November 20th.

Child of Eden will launch early next year for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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That's really cool.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaah, I don't think so.

Too bad I dont have a digital camera :P

The Amazing Tea Alligator:
That's really cool.

Bad alligator, that's not how you spell creepy! :P

I wonder how many images of male genitalia they'll get.

Still though, a neat idea.

Not thats unusualy, bit very epic!!! Nice!

Vrach:

The Amazing Tea Alligator:
That's really cool.

Bad alligator, that's not how you spell creepy! :P

Nono. I meant cool. Perhaps trippy as well. Certainly not creepy, I really like the idea.

I'm not photogenic enough to do that. I'd turn it into a horror game. :)

i just saw the trailer and all i can say is " WHOA!!!"

looks reallly cool cant wait for it! not sure about me wanting to submit a photo though lol

To bad depictions of world wide destruction doesn't meet ever standards for "good vibes". Meets mine just fine though.

Heh, what can I say, my first thought was something along the lines of One Hour Photo :P

I was wondering how they would get images of my happiest childhood memory (playing doctor with Amy B. at an all night skate when we were 8).

Because when I think "shooters," I think "hope and happiness!"

Moonmover:
Because when I think "shooters," I think "hope and happiness!"

Then why shouldn't that change?
OT: I have cats... To my camara!!!

Well I won't be going near this then. Hope and happiness makes me uncomfortable.

Seems like the Stateside hopefuls are out of luck though...

Be resident in one of the following countries: France (including Corsica and the French Overseas Departments and Territories), Spain, Italy, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Japan

Source: http://static2.cdn.ubi.com/gamesites/child-of-eden/v2/us/rules.html

Been reading through the terms & conditions and I'm not seeing anything mentioned about any of the North American areas unless there's something I've completely missed (which is certainly possible). Still, it's a cool idea nevertheless.

What exactly is this game about again?

A curious concept, but I first thought it was just going to be your own personal pics showing up in the final stage in your own personal version. I don't know if I'm really interested in snaps of other peoples "happy memories" showing up in my game though.

Nonetheless, it'll be interesting to see how it turns out.

Cool! Now my spread gun modifier would be a picture of me at that wacky party after prom!!!

While I don't even have a camera, I still think this is pretty cool.

It's also the only reason I want a PS Move >>

At first I thought the game would take the photos off your system to put in the final level, and although I was a little let down its still a nice idea.

I tried it but it didn't work: "An error occured" :-(

Jaredin:
Not thats unusualy, bit very epic!!! Nice!

... Bwah?

I dont play videogames to see slideshows of strangers smiling at the screen. Creepy...

All I can think now is that the dev team are going to spend approximately three months sorting through all the photos... I do not envy their task.

Niccolo:
All I can think now is that the dev team are going to spend approximately three months sorting through all the photos... I do not envy their task.

While this is a tedious task, imagine what would happen if certain parts of the net got wind of this. It could be quite a horrendous task should a raid occur.

Korias:

Niccolo:
All I can think now is that the dev team are going to spend approximately three months sorting through all the photos... I do not envy their task.

While this is a tedious task, imagine what would happen if certain parts of the net got wind of this. It could be quite a horrendous task should a raid occur.

That's a good point.

Leave it to bored people to ruin something meant to be fun.

icyneesan:
Too bad I dont have a digital camera :P

Too bad I dont have any memorable photos :P

Huh, that's quite an interesting idea.

Bet they get a bunch of rude photos though.

Kinda surreal....but cool...ish?

Haseo21:

icyneesan:
Too bad I dont have a digital camera :P

Too bad I dont have any memorable photos :P

Too bad none of us meet any of the requirements :P

Irridium:
I wonder how many images of male genitalia they'll get.

Still though, a neat idea.

That'll make an intresting final level...

OT: Meh, too bad most of my photos are me and my freinds dicking around..

 

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