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Carol Vorderman brain fitness game launches on Sky

Casual game development specialist Denki has announced that Carol Vorderman's Mind Aerobics, a brain training title currently available on PC and mobile phones, is making the leap to Interactive TV this month.

The game will be launched on Sky television's GameStar service, which provides pay-per-play and rental services for games; Mind Aerobics will be priced at 75p per play on the service, or GBP 1.00 for a two-day pass.

The objective of the game is to improve players' cognitive skills by assigning them with an initial "Brain Fitness Index" score, and then challenging them to improve this rating by participating in a variety of puzzles and logic games. To benefit from the game, players are expected to play a ten minute session on a daily basis.

"Games are often criticised for being brainless and violent, yet the latest research shows that playing games which encourage mental stimulation can be very beneficial," enthused Denki managing director Colin Anderson.

"From the very beginning, Denki's philosophy has been to create the best digital toys and games, to encourage fun, learning and prove that there's more to gaming than explosions and guns. We are delighted to be involved in the creation of Carol Vorderman's Mind Aerobics and believe it will encourage people who have never tried a game to give gaming a go. I'm sure they will be pleasantly surprised."

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Rob Fahey is a former editor of GamesIndustry.biz who spent several years living in Japan and probably still has a mint condition Dreamcast Samba de Amigo set.