Child of Eden ending to be user-generated

Ubisoft announces that finale of Q Entertainment's upcoming rhythm game will culminate with montage of player-submitted images.

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At the Electronic Entertainment Expo this past June, Ubisoft announced it was publishing Child of Eden, a new rhythm-shooter hybrid from famed designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi's studio Q Entertainment. Billed as a spiritual successor to the classic Rez, the game will ship in Q1 2011 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with support for the two consoles' respective motion-control systems, Move and Kinect.

The Journey Project will see pictures of actual shiny, happy people incorporated into Child of Eden's finale.

In an unprecedented--and slightly spoilerish--move, Ubisoft announced today that the ending of Child of Eden will feature a photo montage of hundreds of "beautiful nature shots, stunning landscape views, and other happy and positive images."

The twist is that instead of featuring art created by Q's designers, the finale will feature images submitted by prospective players of the game. The initiative is called the Journey Project, and it will tie in to the game's plotline, which has players eradicating a virus from a network of computers holding the sum total of human knowledge. Those wishing to submit photos for consideration can do so by logging on to the official Child of Eden Web site before November 20, 2010.

"The theme of Child of Eden is 'Hope and Happiness' and I want players to experience happy feelings every time they play the game," said Mizuguchi in a statement. "I need your help to convey these positive emotions, so please send us pictures that give you good vibes so we can include them in the ending of the game."

For more on Child of Eden, check out GameSpot's brand-new hands-on preview of the game.

Discussion

16 comments
tupapi006
tupapi006

Thats a great idea I love how the game is evolving

yaba
yaba

It's going to be chat-roulette level childish perversion all over again.

Taegre
Taegre

God forbid the wrong kind of people get wind of this. I can see it all now. "Dicks! Dicks EVERYWHERE!"

sircyrus
sircyrus

So does that mean if you get a game over you'll see a photo montage of ugly nature shots, concrete parking lots, and embarassing or risque photos of fat/ugly people?

green_dominator
green_dominator

That's a really cool way to end a game. If I could actually play motion control games I'd probably play this. So far Child Of Eden looks pretty. The music is cool, When it was shown at E3 I was like "wait, what am I looking at? this is kinda cool" I hope it does well, This one really stands out......

Wam11
Wam11

thats a really kool idea. kudos

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

i submitted my photo. i hope it makes it. and just remember folks, that will NOT be like the final thing you see in the game. but i can not wait to play this game

Darkmoone1
Darkmoone1

Remember guys and gals, SMILE! :D

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

Well I never expected epic ending and this game does push casual gaming to the extreme. Very weird game indeed.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@XeonForce Holy crap you're right. Now I know why I had this I-don't-know-why-I-both-want-this-because-it-feels-familiar-and-yet-feel-it's-old-and-tired-even-though-it's-obviously-NOT feeling. Glad to see there's at least one other person on this board who is old enough to remember Europe. In shame.

MrGoodKill
MrGoodKill

Hey, now I can dump all this Prozac and just play Child of Eden to the very end, when I will be bombarded with positive images of hopeful, happy people and beautiful panoramic vistas! This sounds like some weird inverse of Clockwork Orange....

SpedKnight
SpedKnight

this game is just weird...i dont know what to expect. i dont think i can pull off playing it not being a hippy and all...

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

I don't see how I could ever submit a photo to them with a straight face.