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A Closer Look at the Vita’s Free Competitive Social Alarm Clock App ‘Wake-up Club’, Coming Out Next Week

January 11, 2013 Written by Jesse Meikle

Have you ever woken up to your boring old alarm, and thought “man, waking up is so lame, I wish it was a video game!” Well, you’re in luck! The PlayStation Vita has got your high velocity alarm clock needs covered with the aptly named “Wake-up Club“. What is Wake-up Club exactly? It’s a PlayStation Vita alarm clock app set to hit the North American PlayStation Store on January 15th.

As the Japanese video above promoting Wake-up Club shows, the ‘game’ also supports trophies.

Wake-up Club keeps various statistics based on how fast you are able to wake-up and shut the alarm off. To make things more interesting, the app randomly matches you up with 12 similar snoozing Vita owners to compete against them. The PlayStation Blog does a great service in detailing the interesting ways you interact with other users within the app:

As soon as your alarm goes off, your avatar will begin bouncing around the PS Vita touchscreen. Tapping your avatar lets other players know you’re now awake. Once in the virtual club room, you can see other players’ avatars, as well as who’s awake and who’s still sleeping. Tapping the sleeping players’ avatars will “cheer” them on. If you happen to keep snoozing though, you’ll notice that the rest of the Wake-up Club players will begin appearing on your screen. Swipe them away and tap your avatar to join the rest of the group. Additionally, you can send friend requests and find out more information about each player by tapping their avatar. Make sure to check out your club records to see how many times you’ve managed to wake up within five minutes, how many consecutive successes you’ve managed, and the average time it takes you to wake up.

Do you plan to use Wake-up Club when it debuts in North America next week?