UPDATE: The Blood Sport Kickstarter campaign has been suspended. $3,390 of the $250,000 target had been pledged.
Blood Sport wants to take consequences of gaming to the next level by literally draining your blood when you get injured in an attack.
A new Toronto Kickstarter campaign, Blood Sport connects a standard video game controller to a blood collection machine and is designed to work with any game that utilizes rumble technology. When normally a controller would rumble, the Blood Sport collects blood instead:
“Using just two wires, we’re able to connect your controller to the blood collection machine via an Arduino Board. The Arduino Board has two jobs: One, to keep the signal going to the blood collection system and, two, to keep track of how much blood is being pulled so that Blood Sport powers down before you do. We’ve done this by allowing you to input your age, weight and any preexisting medical conditions.”
In addition to making the gamers weaker as they play, the team’s ultimate goal is to create a multiplayer blood collection rig for gaming events. It makes a little more sense than a home version, where you’d just collect your own and your friends’ blood in medical bags and then just drop it off at a hospital nearby. Also, you really want to make sure you sterilize the needles between uses.
The project hopes to get off the ground March 17 in time for the release of Battlefield Hardline, which will likely have many people clamouring for multiplayer matches.
The campaign is looking to raise $250,000 so the team can travel across Canada with the machine. For a donation of $100, you will get a chance to try out Blood Sport two weeks before its launch at a studio in Toronto’s Chinatown.
No word on whether you’d get a cookie or orange juice afterwards.