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Eyeing Up New Ways To Play

10 Feb 2024 - 25 Feb 2024

The National Videogame Museum is bringing a new way to play Minecraft, the world’s best-selling videogame, to visitors this February.

In collaboration with videogame charity, SpecialEffect, players can use their eyes to control the game with unique Eye Gaze technology. The accessible technology, originally developed for people with severe disabilities, is called EyeMine and allows people to discover a revolutionary way to play the popular adventure game. It uses infrared cameras to track the eye movements of the player to mimic the use of a traditional computer mouse.

This February half term, the Museum’s award winning Learning Team will also be presenting JoustMania. A game for up to six players, JoustMania challenges competitors to be the last person standing as they aim to jostle an opponent's PlayStation Move controller enough to eliminate them from the game.

Fun for all ages, the activity demonstrates that videogames can also be an excellent form of exercise! Alternatively controlled games already in the Museum’s collection will also be celebrated throughout the half-term.

Visitors can bust classic dance moves on the 1990s’ Dancing Stage arcade machine, discover games that use motion control or use their entire body to become a videogame level in Fru using Xbox’s Kinect camera technology. The NVM will be open every day from 10am from February 10th-18th and from 10am February 21st-25th.

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