Today Ubisoft announced the development of Innergy, a unique wellness game that will be available to players for PC and Mac in early 2011. Innergy is a new generation of video game, designed as a daily solution to transform bad stress into positive creative energy and allow the player to enjoy life more fully.
The game ships with the Innergy Sensor, a cutting-edge biofeedback tool that measures heart rate variability, blood flow and pulse, developed in collaboration with leading biofeedback specialists Mind Media B.V. The Innergy Sensor can be plugged into any computer to play.
The game guides players in identifying personal stressors and offers breathing exercises adapted to their needs. Breathing exercises will allow players to reach cardiac coherence, a documented state in medical research that counters the negative impact of stress on the body and mind. An illustrated diary helps players to track their progress.
Ubisoft called upon a group of select partners to create Innergy. The design of the Innergy Sensor is the work of Patrick Jouin, a former collaborator of Phillipe Starck, whose creations have been exhibited at MoMA and the Centre Pompidou , among others. Innergyâ€™s graphic design was created by pop artist Rolito, who previously contributed his talents to Sony Computer Entertainmentâ€™s Patapon.
â€œIt has been an exceptional experience creating this game in collaboration with such leading talents,â€ said Sebastien Kochman, creative director at Ubisoft. â€œOur creative and technical teams are working together to build a game that is unlike any other product on the market: entertainment that offers real benefits that players can feel everyday in their body and mind.â€