EggHead Shred [N64 – Proto / Tech Demo]

EggHead Shred [N64 – Proto / Tech Demo]

EggHead Shred was rumored to be a prototype for a N64 skiing game by Paradigm Entertainment, where the player could have took control of Paradigm’s mascott, Egghead, a weird egg with “punk” hair. There are not many more details about this, but EggHead was shown with an interactive video at SIGGRAPH 1994 / 1996 (?) where the audience controlled the game with a motion sensing technology.

The people in the room were able to move their hands left / right, up / down and get a corresponding movement with the image on the screen. You can read more about this show at the Cinematrix website. The game was never released and probably it was just created as a tech demo for the SIGGRAPH show and it was not really meant to be a Nintendo 64 game.

As we can read from BW Online, Paradigm Simulations created the game as an offshoot of defense work. Also, as noticed by Hibana, EggHead Shred was featured on the Nickelodeon variety showU to U” in the mid-1990’s:

“Egghead Shred” by Paradigm – This game had the audience playing a punk-rock “Humpty Dumpty-like” character as he skied his way down a obstacle-laden slope of frying pans and vicious forks (no kidding!). The stunning graphics were produced by a host of Silicon Graphics Reality Engine-based workstations while the audience utilized the Cinematrix IAP as the control interface.

It would be nice to find a video from this U2U episode to see Eddhead in motion.

Thanks a lot to Gilgamesh, Zach and Hibana for the contributions!



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9 thoughts on “EggHead Shred [N64 – Proto / Tech Demo]

  1. Sam Jones

    “I’ve personally only seen it on an O2 (at the local GE family day or something like that.) I went to SGI’s website and I found out Egghead also came as a demo on Octane computers. I think it was Irix 6.5 that it mentioned on the site but I can’t find the same one again. There was a list of the programs that came with Irix 6.5 on each of those computers and Egghead was on both of them.
    Thanks for the help! ”

    No download link atm

  2. Sam Jones

    Funny thing… Ski sumulator…

    Esquiar en Ultra 64. m

    Simulation, la compañía que está
    detrás de «Pilotwings 64», está
    trabajando en un simulador de esquí
    para la 64 bits de Nintendo. El título
    provisional del cartucho será
    «Egghead Shred» y está
    protagonizado por el monstruito
    Egghead, mascota de Paradigm.

  3. Zach

    Funny this thread is alive after so many years.
    Sam, that was my comment from the justlinux forum. I got an old O2 to experiment with some years ago (and found another in a tech dump last week, which reminded me of this), and the playable Egghead demo is installed on the machine. I should have the demo on a CD somewhere too, but I don’t know if there’s any source code or anything usable unless you’ve also got an old SGI machine. Did you ever hear back from that SGI fanboy?

  4. Rick O

    I briefly worked at Paradigm in that era. Shred hadn’t yet been chosenfor the tradeshow but it was fun to play. Much better On the higher powered . If I recall correctly the company wanted to break into the game cart biz. They got a rare token or something like that to compete for a Nintendo game. I do “think” it was based on Shred. I was learning their modeler and making seamless textures images for USAF flight Sims. It played SO much better than that video showed. It was smooth as glass. Now that I think of it We were running Cray Stacks in a 50° room. I was a nothing punk. Wish I would have been more mature. Huge opportunity lost. Namaste

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