Tetsuya Mizuguchi wants your memories in Child of Eden

During a Tokyo Game Show event, Q? Entertainment head Tetsuya Mizuguchi unveiled a new component of his abstract Xbox 360/PS3 rail shooter, Child of Eden -- a component for which he needs your input. For "The Journey Project" (not to be confused with The Journeyman Project), Mizuguchi seeks to build a collection of player-submitted pictures, for inclusion in the game's last level.

"In this game, the player's mission is to purify everything, every data," Mizuguchi told us in an interview. "And this is the final stage of this game, you know, I need the beauty of memories." With the collective memories of family, friends and "beautiful landscapes" added, "finally, you can get that kind of memory with music. It must be real." The developer added, "I want to put everybody's credit at the end of the game."

An announcement by Ubisoft clarifies that images can be submitted to the official Child of Eden website until November 20, and all "approved photos" will be used in the game. We're already cringing about the possibility of thousands of jokers submitting pictures of Journey to the Journey Project.
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SAN FRANCISCO – SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 – Today Ubisoft announced "The Journey
Project" - an initiative where gamers will be able to help complete the final level
of the Child of Eden video game by submitting images of their favorite memories
of Earth.
Starting today, gamers are encouraged to submit their personal photos for consideration by
visiting the Child of Eden website (www.childofedengame.com). Examples include smiling
faces, beautiful nature shots, stunning landscape views, and other happy and positive
images. The deadline for submissions is November 20, 2010. All approved photos will be
featured in the final level of Child of Eden.

"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 Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Q? Entertainment
studio founder and 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."

About the Game
Child of Eden thrusts the player into the center of a battle to save Project Lumi, a mission
to reproduce a human personality inside Eden, the archive of all human memories. As
the project nears completion, the archive is invaded by an unknown virus. The player's
mission is to save Eden from the virus, restoring hope and peace. Under the direction of the
renowned game creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Child of Eden is a multi-sensory shooter that
will send players diving into a kaleidoscopic matrix of synchronized music and mind-blowing
visuals that will usher forth a landmark game experience.
For more information, visit www.childofedengame.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.