The Artwork Formerly Known As PainStation
Posted by Sebastian on Feb 08, 2005
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Back in 2001 German artists Volker Morawe and Tilman Reiff created PainStation, a game which integrated real physical pain in a video game.

The game - which is based on the classic arcade game Pong - became very successful in- and outside the world of media art but copyright infringements, bleeding hands and the risk of infections and other legal issues made it difficult for the duo to continue their work, especially within the gaming-industry.

Apparently, a new optimized and infringement-free version is in development and at their website you can get a glimpse of the process. While you are there, don't miss the Hall of Pain gallery! 2005-2015 - Powered by Movable Type 3.31.