Think back to your childhood. If you’re lucky you’ll remember some dimly lit back rooms full of neon light and cheap fog machines. You’ll recall the thrill of firing eye blinding laser beams into your friends chest while wearing heavy ill fitting armor that looked a bit like something out of an Aliens film.
Well times change and a new Kickstarter campaign intends to change laser tag with it. Skirmos is a new open source laser tag system that allows you to create and customize your own games. The prototype weapons below look exactly like retro laser guns should and I’ll be honest the fact that they glow makes me giddy.
The system gives players an LCD screen on every weapon that displays their Health, Ammo, K/D ratio, Team members, game timers, objectives, really anything you want. This sort of structured game tracking means future laser tag games will be less backroom bowling alley and more Call of Duty.
Well don’t let us stop you, pledge $99 dollars now and be the first on your block to own your laser Skiroms rifle. Happy hunting.