Bowlers pucker up for a video game controlled by kissing

by Shalu Pillai

Kiss Controller from Hye Yeon Nam on Vimeo.

Oh, the power of a kiss. Pucker up as you load this video game, for artist Hye Yeon Nam has created a new bowling game that’s controlled by passionate French kissing. The Kiss Controller, as it’s called comes with two components: a headset that functions as a sensor receiver and a magnet that provides the sensor input. Here’s when the kiss becomes less appealing – one user will fix the magnet to his or her tongue using Fixodent while the other wears the headset positioned in front of the mouth. On contact, the magnetic energy sparks, and the game begins. There’s always scope for improvement in bowling (and just bowling), so the user with the magnet can attempt to guide the virtual ball so it stays in the center of the alley (a.k.a; point it toward her tonsils), and move the tongue faster to increase the ball’s speed.

Now, the million dollar question is, will this in anyway improve your real-life-kissing-skills? If that’s a no, I think I’ll keep my lips sealed.

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