November 14, 2012 1:30 PM | John Polson
KnapNok Games and Redgrim's Spin the Bottle, due Spring 2013, looks to be many firsts for the Wii U: a game you play while the TV is turned off, using only the Wii U Game Pad and Wii Remotes with gameplay that makes the players look at each other. Players sit in a circle around the Wii U Game Pad and spin a virtual bottle to pair up two players for a micro challenge.
These micro challenges involve the Wii Remotes and "tight coordination, daring trust, body contact or extreme flexibility," as per the game's description. This kind of physical intimacy comes as no surprise, since KnapNok Games helped work on Dark Room Sex Game (a no-graphics erotic rhythm game) and B.U.T.T.O.N. (a roughhouse game about pushing buttons and cheating).
The names of in-game images offer hints as to what micro challenges await: tickle, waggle, mirror, lumberjack, and dance.
I'm looking forward to Spin the Bottle merchandise, as those characters are too cute for words!