Gamercize is planning to support the innovative Android based console OUYA by providing compatible exergaming accessories from its existing range.
Gamercize enables gaming through the player exercising, pausing the gameplay if the user stops moving. This principle of Gamercize is unique in exergaming as the game is the focus with exercise playing an enabling rather than integrated role.
This patented concept allows Gamercize to support all traditional video games, without modification, to provide an immersive and sustainable exercise experience. The Gamercize focus towards a wide variety of games with traditional control methods is compatible with the stated approach of the OUYA concept.
“Recent studies into exergaming show that fitness focused games are not working; researchers and developers are failing to identify that without a quality gaming experience an exergaming is just exercise. Gamercize relies on the immersion of gaming to take a players focus off the exercise effort and this interaction has been proved time and again during the research. Our approach makes improving fitness via stealth far more viable.
Gamercize is successful because we are gamers and we understand gaming as much as the need to be healthy. The focus of OUYA towards traditional controllers, big screen immersion and variety of games for all players aligns with Gamercize. I’m excited to see the possible addition of OUYA to our supported platforms. It’s a Perfect Fit.” said Gamercize CEO, Richard Coshott.
The Gamercize product range has been in production since 2006. Exercise machines in the Gamercize range start with the GZ Power Stepper to the GZ Family Fit combined recumbent cycle and rower giving players unparalleled choice in exercise. Gamercize can be purchased for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC today at http://www.gamercizeshop.com.