With the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in developers' hands, the fresh ideas are flying faster than a head tumbling away from the executioner's axe. We've seen how much fun surviving can be in VR, now let's check out dying, Ned Stark-style.

André Berlemont, Erkki Turmmal and Morten Brunbjerg created this guillotine simulator in two days at the Exile Game Jam, and it's easily the most frightening (and funny) mini-game I could imagine in a fantasy game. Just keep the karate chops off my neck, or it'll quickly escalate from decapitation simulator to real-world hand removal.

Disunion - The guillotine simulator [Vimeo]

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