The British film production firm Realm Pictures staged a unique demo on Chatroulette this week, launching the first real-life FPS game on the service.
During the demo users on the service were able to control the movements of a real-life person within the FPS game, guiding them through a zombie infested church yard and buildings.
To do so users would type or speak their commands through the game, kicking out the zombie actors on their way, grabbing weapon upgrades along the way and finally defeating the final boss.
The director of the demo, David Reynolds explained more about the demo in the following statement:
Many years ago we experimented with the concept of ‘random stranger’ control – and one afternoon strapped a webcam to my head while someone followed me around with a laptop. The idea stuck in my head – and eventually resurfaced while we were talking about fun projects for the summer. We decided to throw some of our indie film tricks behind it and see what happened.
You can also watch the video below to see what happened during the demonstration and what went on behind the scenes.