Game[s] that can change the world
Game[s] that can change the world
Brilliant and innovative technology
[…]Underground manages to bring something truly original to the Wii U eShop
[…]A lovely and intriguing tale that is truly worth exploring
[…]could be used to supplement expensive surgery training and possibly inspire future surgeons
Underground is a challenging and seriously fun puzzle game by Grendel Games, created especially for the Nintendo Wii U. This award winning game features a heartwarming storyline about a little girl named Sari and Sw4nk, her butler robot friend.
When Sw4nk does an unsatisfying job, Sari’s father sends him away to work in the mines. Sari goes against her father’s will and tries to break him out. While traveling through the underground caverns, Sari and the robots get themselves into a world of trouble and its up to you to help them out of their predicament.
During their quest for safety you will be presented with challenging situations in four unique worlds; each with their own threats and opportunities. Discover all the different building blocks and build your way up to the surface in this charming game about friendship, robots and a little girl who loves to dance.
Practice makes perfect. Surgical doctors-in-training residents all around the world have access to various box trainers and virtual reality simulators to train and maintain their laparoscopic skill set. However, due to a high workload, at the end of the day not everyone has time and energy to practice on these repetitive machines. By turning these drills into a fun and engaging video game, experienced doctors and doctors-in-training can practice them at home, and, more importantly, have fun while doing so.
The Underground hardware has been scientiﬁcally validated through its stages of development. Not only does it possess solid face validity, but it also posesses a very strong construct and concurrent validity. A basic level of the game was able to distinguish various levels of laparoscopic expertise and showed a high and signiﬁcant correlation (r = 0.812, P < 0.001) to the FLS Peg Transfer task, a gold standard for measuring a wide array of laparoscopic skills. coordination, inverse movements and bi-manual dexterity.
While playing this spectacular puzzle- action game, players subconsciously train their basic laparoscopic skills, such as depth perception, eye-hand coordination, inverse movements and bi-manual dexterity.
By packaging serious matter, such as laparoscopic skills training, in a fun and easily accessible package, surgeons and residents can practice their operating skills while playing a video game. It’s a win-win situation!
Surgical doctors-in-training residents all around the world can play Underground from any location, even their homes. Making this an easily accessible training tool.
Underground is also a validated training tool. Its hardware has been scientiﬁcally validated through its stages of development. Not only does it possess solid face validity, but it also possesses a very strong construct and concurrent validity. All in all making this an effective training tool.
At Cutting Edge, we believe that training solutions should be reliable and affordable. That is why we chose to develop our game on a commercially available, consumer- grade video game console.
The game can be played using the Wii U GamePad (non medical) and with the specially developed (separately sold) laparoscopic controller for medical purposes. Off course actual training only takes place when using the laparoscopic controller.
At Cutting Edge, we believe that training solutions should be reliable and affordable. That is why we chose to develop our game on a commercially available, consumergrade video game console. The Underground hardware, which requires two standard Wii™ Remotes and Nunchuks™, will be sold separately for a price that is comparable to existing game hardware. (Underground can also be played by the non-medical consumer without the custommade hardware, using the Wii U™ GamePad.