Super Comfortable Video Games Can Be Controlled by Pillows
Alexander Neil / 2 years ago
Many people love to play games in bed, combining the fun of gaming and the comfort of your bed. What if you could even do away with that hard plastic controller and play games in full comfort? Enter Pillo, a game controller that is also a pillow which allows gamers to play by squeezing, hugging and pressing on the device.
The controller has been on show at Game Developers Conference as part of the innovative Alt.Ctrl.GDC booth. In this booth, gone are games controlled by the increasingly complex common controllers and in their place are games that use a variety of brilliant and crazy methods of control, including giant cranks, a telephone switchboard and pillows.
Pillo itself has been in development for some time and already has a number of games that can be played using it. As well as being comfortable, Pillo is also social, with controllers coming in pairs and the repertoire of games available to be played using in are multiplayer affairs. This gives people who are often intimidated or confused by the complexity of video games a fun activity to play with friends and family, both fun and old, using an interface that is all too familiar, hugging a soft object.
While Pillo is not yet complete, pre-orders for the first generation of the device are currently open in a number of forms, from a Lite pack to be played on PC to packs including 4 Pillo controllers and the Pillo console and even a development kit. Those interested in this unusual way to play can pre-order Pillo here, with the consumer packs starting at € 295.