Just just in the nick of time to celebrate Halloween!
Many people may remember the phenomenon that was “Take This Lollipop” back in the year 2011. A short film about horror that broke through the fourth wall with aplomb and took viewers to a terrifying ride that featured them, their Facebook profiles as well as a character who gave an extremely serial killer vibe. It was subtle but efficient in conveying the message about how easily we’ve given away our personal information.
It’s been 11 years since the last time and the situation has gotten more dire. And take note that This Lollipop is back to reflect this terrifying and very real world.
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What is ‘Take This Lollipop’ Game
Take This Lollipop is a social webcam-based experience which uses the interface similar to the Zoom call. However, it has nothing to have to do with Zoom. It’s not the Zoom call or even a Zoom call. There’s no need to download the Zoom application to play the game.
However, it does utilize an interface similar to Zoom which is a perfect platform considering that it’s one that the majority of people use all day long this year. It introduces you to the familiar scenario of the Zoom call , which is shared with three others. However, everything isn’t as it appears. If you don’t want to ruin the game prior to playing it then you should skip the next paragraph. The game utilizes an already recorded virtual horror scene to provide you with a new terrifying experience that breaks through the fourth wall in a stunning way.
While it’s a terrifying experience, it’s not just an entertainment game. The goal is to show the vulnerability of our society to the constant threats of deepfakes, voice/text AI and identity theft, as the game makes use of deepfakes and the webcam video to insert words into your mouth. It demonstrates the ease of creating fake videos today and how difficult it is to differentiate the real from fakes on the internet today.
How to Play Take This Lollipop
Visit takethislollipop.com to play the game. Simply click on the lollypop icon to play.
Enter your name first and then select the checkbox next to “I Agree” after having reviewed the terms and conditions. Remember that Lollipop will not save the video or image you upload unless you choose to save it after the conclusion your game. Click the “(+’ symbol to begin the game.
It will then prompt you to turn on your webcam. Click the “+” icon once more.
The browser will request permission to connect to your camera. Select ‘Allow’ when the game requires it to provide an immersive experience. The game’s motto is it’s simply an game. There’s nothing to be scared of, and don’t be afraid to show your personality.
It will take about just a few minutes to establish an internet connection. Once you’re connected the loop, there’s nothing more other than enjoying the moment.
Enjoy! This Lollipop is a fun adventure for you to take pleasure in. It’s also a good idea to share it with people who have no clue about the truth behind the purpose behind it. It’s also a potent social comment, one that you will be able to remember even after you’ve finished the game.