Your nose can now get in on the gaming action with the first scented smartphone game from Deutsch LA.
Pop Secret and Deutsch LA claim to have created a mobile game experience that features real popcorn smell, thanks to this accessory they are calling the “Pop Dongle”.
This is part of the Pop Secret Labs program, a series of experiments designed to make home entertainment better. Previous experiments included Perfect Pop, a mobile app that makes sure you don't burn your popcorn, and Pop Over, an app that helps you invite your Facebook friends over for a movie night.
How it works?
The Pop Dongle works with Pop Secret’s new mobile game Poptopia for iPhone and iPod touch. Players try to perfectly pop as many popcorn kernels as they can to please "The Almighty Mouth." Every time you successfully swipe the butter in the game, the Pop Dongle sends out a popcorn scented spritz.
In technical terms, the dongle plugs into your audio jack and the game emits a subaudible frequency that tells the Pop Dongle to release the scent.
Pop Secret are testing the market demand for the Pop Dongle with prototypes and has created three limited edition collectibles that are being auctioned off on Ebay with 100% of money generated from these sales going to the American Red Cross.
The Poptopia game is available for download free from iTunes.