Tetsuya Mizuguchi wants to share your "happy feelings" with the world—or at least with the people who play Child of Eden, developer Q? Entertainment's spiritual sequel to the classic synaesthetic shooter Rez.
Ubisoft and Q? announced "The Journey Project," a user generated submission initiative that will let players share their joy with the world, at this year's Tokyo Game Show. Mizuguchi is encouraging players to submit personal photos of their "favorite memories of Earth" for inclusion in his next game.
The developer plans to display those photos during Child of Eden's final level.
Child of Eden's developer is soliciting personal photos "for consideration" via the game's official web site starting today. It's seeking "smiling faces, beautiful nature shots, stunning landscape views, and other happy and positive images" for the feel-good finale. Submissions close on November 20.
"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, creative director of Child of Eden. "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."
So, start combing through your "Good Vibes" folder for something appropriate if you want to see your bright and smiling face—or the face of a loved one—in the closest thing we're going to get to a Rez sequel.
Child of Eden is scheduled to be released in early 2011 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.