Introducing Skirmos: Open Source Laser Tag.
Excerpts from the Skirmos Kickstarter page launched on February 27th, 2014:
The most advanced open source laser tag system. Create your own indoor or outdoor battlefield. Build your own custom gametypes.
Imagine your favorite first-person shooter video game in real life. Welcome to Skirmos: Skirmish Open Source. Skirmos is an open source laser tag system that can be used for any and every game possible. It has the flexibility to be played indoors or out; in small or large games. Its unique open source nature allows anyone to make their own creative gametypes. Whether it’s free-for-all or capture the flag, a realistic simulation, or a replica from your favorite video game, Skirmos can be played in any manner you can think of.
The hardware will make Skirmos better than airsoft and lasertag combined. It maintains the realism, range and ruggedness to play outdoors like airsoft, while having the accuracy, feedback, and dynamic cheat-proof gametypes of lasertag. This means the final design of the systems will include accurate iron sights and a rail system for attachments, for ranges over 500 feet.
Because of the open source aspect, you will be able to create your own gametypes. This might be tweaking with the respawn time on Capture the Flag, to creating your own objectives and modes. So imagine playing custom gametypes that other users have made; like Search and Destroy.
The most appealing part of the gun is the built-in colored LCD screen. The screen acts like your HUD, displaying important information such as:
- Team Members
- Objective Information
- Game Timer
- and anything you want!
It will display everything in real time.
Read more at the official Skirmos Kickstarter page.