As part of ActiveSG’s Active Enabler Programme, SAUCEink is launching Singapore Active Gaming (SAG). Originally conceptualised as a “gaming party,” SAG aims to prove that “active gaming,” the combination of physical activity and gaming through technology, can help transform your gaming sessions into a more physical affair.
Melissa Fann, COO and co-founder, SAUCEink said, “Through SAG we aim to reach out to people who are not already exercising and involved in sports and show them that it can be fun and rewarding.”
To be held on 6 August at The Promontory at Marina Bay, the event, supported by Xbox, will have participants go head to head in the sports video game, Kinect Sports Rivals (climbing). Prepare to flail your arms wildly as you race your opponent to the top of a virtual rock wall.
The event will feature both a casual and competitive category. Participants eying a chance to win the grand prize, an Xbox One console, will have to sign up for the competitive category, limited to 64 participants. Slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
“The Kinect Sports Rivals (Climbing) isn’t just a console game, it is a serious work out,” Sabrina Wang, CEO and Founder of SAUCEink said. “It’s exercise packaged in a game format that is fun, without the risk or fear of falling, or having to go to special places with rock climbing walls in Singapore,” she added.
SAG is also supported by Singapore’s Cybersports & Online Gaming Association as well as Proving Grounds, an eSports association. Trevor Michael Klass, founder of Proving grounds believes that active gaming is an interesting initiative that could connect with casual gamers and give them a slight glimpse of competitive play.
For those not particularly keen on giving active gaming a go, SAG will also feature a fashion show that will showcase designs inspired by the mash up of National Day and Pokémon Go.