CNN, America's most visible purveyor of Gothic horrors, now turns to China for a glimpse of the death simulator.
"Samadhi -- 4D Experience of Death," is a morbid "escape room" game that uses dramatic special effects to bring players close to what its creators imagine is an experience of death.
One highlight is a cremation experience. Oh yes:
Losers get cremated -- or are at least made to lie on a conveyor belt that transports them through a fake funeral home incinerator to simulate death rites. The faux cremator will use hot air and light projections to create what the organizers call "an authentic experience of burning."
Escape the room games seem to be developing well in the analog world.
(via Evgeny Morozov)