Those years of shouting into your headset during online multiplayer games may pay off if you want to win at Peptone, a multiplayer "participative mobile phone game" that requires screaming into one's cell phone to survive.

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Peptone was recently on display in Montreal, where an estimated 900 phone calls from 400 unique players—it supports up to 50 players at once—created and controlled in-game creatures with the sounds of their screaming. The game's official site describe Peptone like so:

  • Scream into your phone to survive. Your character is constantly losing energy, and you replenish it by making noise. The volume of your voice will also give you a speed boost.
  • But be careful! Noise attracts the virus towards you. If it touches you, you'll lose a big chunk of energy. Stay away!
  • Keep an eye out for the combo master. When it appears, be the first to complete the combo to gain a special power. If you are lost press 5 to call your critter.

Peptone was produced by Departement, who offer additional video and commentary at their web site.

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Seen via The Creators Project.