Innovative Smartphone Game Wins Indonesian World Record
Created: 2012-06-11 11:23 EST
Category: Science & Technology
An interactive multiplayer smartphone game controlled by the players' body movements won an Indonesia World Record, or MURI, award on Sunday.
The innovative game was developed by Indonesian mobile phone company “XL Axiata” and creative agency “Alive”.
The game challenges players to control a rocket using a motion sensor on their smartphone, which is fastened to the front of their chest on a special robe. The movement of the player’s body controls the rocket.
To advertise the game, mobile operator XL and creative agency Alive held a contest with attractive prizes. In less than a week, over 2,000 people had tried the latest Indonesian game.
The MURI award was presented by the chairman of the Indonesia World Record Museum.
[Jaya Suprana, Chairman of Indonesia World Record Museum (MURI)]:
"Today’s record really makes us feel proud and very privileged, because it reflects just how creative the children of Indonesia are.”
The game designer hopes the award will inspire other Indonesians.
[Dhanar VJ, Game Designer]:
"We submitted this game to be recorded in MURI because this kind of game never existed. Besides that, we also want to give a message that, let's achieve our dream, there’s nothing impossible. It’s not impossible for us to make a game like this—the people of Indonesia can also make a game like this. "
The game can be downloaded free of charge for a limited time for customers of mobile operator XL.
NTD, Jakarta, Indonesia.