Swiss' Game Gazer fair has B'lore gamers in a thrall

Interested can view newest games for free

Swiss' Game Gazer fair has B'lore gamers in a thrall

A two-day gaming exhibition — Game Gazer — which allows one to view and experience some of the newest games and applications for free, has the City’s gaming aficionados in its thrall.

The exhibition, brought to tech savvy Bangalore, by Swiss Arts Council (Pro Helvetia), in association with Swissnex India, and on at 26, Rest House, Crescent Road, has become a hive of activity, as game lovers made a constant beeline to have a first hand go at the games and match their wits with the computer animated challenges they pit themselves against.

In all 10 video games and application (apps), including the adventures of Ned and Ted, as also puzzles that OKO pours forth, developed by teams from Geneva University of Arts and Design and Zurich University of Arts, have pepped up the adrenaline of the City’s gamers.

The fair (Tuesday-Wednesday), being organised as part of Year of Swiss Architecture, Design and Engineering in India, is showcasing the work of Nadezda Suvorova and Marine Sergent from Geneva University of Art and Design, and, Mischa Geiser and Simon Kovatsch from Zurich University of Arts.

While ‘Ned and Ted’ is an innovative game with varied gameplay and innovative graphics, requiring skill to control both the characters simultaneously, helping them escape the psychiatric institution they are stuck in. It is equipped with challenging portal-riddles, fight the evil warden, live jump-stunts et al, that the two lunatics (Net and Ted) will have to cope with in each stage.

The other games/apps are: ‘Journey of a Roach’, ‘Binary Land’, ‘Foxx Keedz’, ‘Empreintes’, ‘Magnetics’, ‘Hollow Grounds’, ‘Ladybug’, and ‘Usures’. Almost all games are compatible with only Apple product and yet to be released in the market. The exhibition is on from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.

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