For Just $67,000, These Guys Will Make A Custom Video Game About Your Life

Oftentimes it feels as though my life has video game-like qualities. Mind you, it wouldn't be a very interesting game, but I'd love to see my commute to the burrito shop or my time spent at a desk writing... about video games... rendered into a custom video game. Actually that might be a bit too meta, even for me.

The New York Times has a story up about a new service called "Amuse Me" that allows clients to purchase high-end, customised video games:

Now, a new service, Amuse Me, is turning the video game into a personalised luxury object, offering tailor-made games where people can recreate their life stories, fight with characters of their choice - and invest in a unique, signed piece of new media art.

The pricing for these games covers three different levels of customisation, charging $US27 (or, €20) per modified element. The story says that the most deluxe games, which are given to the client on their own custom tablet, can cost up to €50,000, or around $US67,000.

"Amuse Me makes personalised games in one's image, like having your portrait made by a painter," said Florent Deloison, one of the service's art game artists, whose work has been shown at the Pompidou centre in Paris.

"In an era of standardized mass production, true luxury is the uniqueness of an object," he said. "This could go as far as conceiving a game where each level would be based on the structure of your DNA."

While I don't know if I'd drop 70 grand on it, it would be pretty neat to play "Me: The Video Game." Better, to have one made as a gift for a friend. That way, I could passive aggressively insert the things I don't like about that friend into the game!

Chapter IX: Fred Borrows Kirk's Xbox Controller and Doesn't Return It.

Chapter X: Redemption.

Inspired by Your Life, a Custom-Designed Video Game [NYT]


    Mine would just be a game, about playing other games...

      ^ This... so much this.

        same, game would need an Xzibit meme
        something like "yo dawg i heard you like gaming, so we put a game in yo game so you can game while you gaming"

    under-achiever, the game.

    Think heavy rain, but without the murders and with twice the self-loathing.

    Critics are calling the Box packing sections some of the most riviting, engaging quick time events since Nintendogs.

    oh Hugh Hefner, can i talk to you for a moment?

      I'm pretty sure those games exist already - just do a NSFW google search :P

    Imagine having this at your funeral, with all attendees playing through your life story up to the moment of your death and special message for those who finish it...maybe make choices different or bury the hatchet with long time enimies and thank old friends ...who knows but a hell of a way to go out and let people remember you by.

    I would get one of these. I want to find out what happens next in my life :)

      Nah, it'll just start to get great and then leave you on a cliff hanger. Then they'll drag the series out over the next two/three years or worse, it'll be scrapped, living on only in fanfic.

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