If you've ever wanted to match wits with your pet hamster, Mice Arena could be the game for you.
As in a traditional video game, players navigate a virtual world in a bid to stay alive. The twist? Computerized movements in Mice Arena are mapped to and from the real world, where an actual predator (your hamster) gives chase to a digital avatar (you) by pursuing a real piece of bait.
Read the rest of VR Games Pit Pets Against Owners in Wired
Money quote: "By creating high-tech, pets-versus-owners computer games, researchers hope to gain new insights into animal behavior, and perhaps develop new technologies that could close the gap between the species."
I'm thinking that the mere act of CONCEIVING this game has significantly closed the species gap…