Design The Conduit’s controls

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One of the major selling points for The Conduit that was emphasized to me both in my interview with the High Voltage guys and my hands-on time with the game was that they were making the controls for the Wii shooter insanely accessible. Everything is going to be changeable, there is going to be a plethora of control schemes and basically players will be able to go about controlling their character however they want. Now High Voltage has put their money where their mouth is and is running a contest where the winner(s) will design one of the control sets for the finished game and get his/her name in the credits.

Contestants will choose which buttons do what from a list of actions (after the jump) and then can email their choices to [email protected].com with the subject line of “Conduit Controller Mapping Contest.” Contestants are also prompted to consider motion controls for actions that they think would fit — just make sure you describe them well and also avoid motions that make us look like we’re fevorishly masturbating, for everyone’s sake. Otherwise it’s up to the contestant to choose every last detail of the control scheme by Nov. 14. So get to imagining you’re playing the game now and send in those ideas.

The contest rules are simple; using a standard Wii remote and Nunchuk combination, fans should send in what control mapping they think would be best for the following functions:

1. Move Forward/Back
2. Strafe Left/Right
3. Jump/Activate
4. Shoot Weapon
5. Target Lock
6. Crouch
7. Reload Weapon
8. Scope/Binocular Mode
9. Switch Between Weapons Carried
10. Switch Between Grenades Carried
11. Pause Menu
12. Swap Between Weapon Carried and Weapon on Ground
13. Equip ASE (All-Seeing-Eye) / Special
14. Aim Reticule/Turn Camera
15. Melee Attack
16. Throw Grenade

Fans should also feel free to also suggest Wii-motions (gestures) to trigger actions — just be sure to describe motions thoroughly enough that they are clear to High Voltage’s design team. Winning entries will be made available for selection through the UI as official controller schemes for The Conduit, with appropriate in-game credit given to their creators.

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