Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Skirmos Laser Tag
It looks like a clear glowing FAMAS with a muzzle designed by Duck Dodgers in the 21st-and-a-half Century. This system takes the realistic look and ruggedness to play outdoors like airsoft, while having the accuracy, feedback, and programmable game types seen in some Laser Tag systems (Lazer Tag Team Ops comes to mind). They state the final design of the systems will include accurate iron sights and a rail system for attachments as well as shooting ranges that exceed 500 feet.
With Skirmos, the software controls the hardware. You can alter pretty much every aspect of the game. It all communicates with the host, while the guns communicate with each other through radio. Skirmos reads input from the trigger, reload button, the IR and RF sensors. Each player is assigned a special ID, so you can control friendly fire, or even assign the ID different traits like more ammo or less health. Essentially, it's a laser-tagger's dream inside a shell that would make an airsofter need to change his pants.
Posted by Reverend at 4:42 PM