Boy how we did love us some Laser Tag. We’re not talking about those stand alone Laser Tag geek centers. Nope, we’re referring to the at home game that included a chest mounted sensor and black guns that looked like they were 20 years from the future. The sensors allowed you to be shot up to 4 or 5 times and then you were “dead,” that is until the next battle ensued. You could play the game any where at anytime, provided you had a direct line of site to your opponent and were willing to strip on the gear. So how about getting back to your routes without all the plasticky parts?
The Xappr is a gun specifically designed to complement currently up to 10 iOS games on your iPhone. It’s not clear how it works, but we’re assuming it links over either Bluetooth or the iPhone’s 30-pin port, allowing you to pull the trigger on the gun and pick off foes on your handset’s screen. The company also plans to kick out a mini-Xappr, which we can only assume is a smaller, more portable version of its big brother. But wait, there is more!
And for those of you looking to get nostalgic, as in Laser Tag, MetalCompass, the maker of the Xappr, has plans to release the first real world multiplayer first person shooter for smartphones – ATK. In other words, any where you go you’ll be able to play a game of would be Laser Tag with friends. Just whip out the Xappr, mount your phone and you’ll be able to choose between three modes of plays (Death-match, Last Man Standing and Teams Mode) and a variety of weapons that include guns, rifles, grenade launchers and powerful pulse weapons. We don’t know what ATK will look like, but clearly it will be a location based app that will allow you to virtually shoot your friends (or enemies) in the real world.
You can preorder the Xappr today for $30 plus $15 for S&H.