First-Of-Its-Kind Device Repurposes Toy Blasters for Real-World Laser Tag and Compatible PC/Mac and IOS Mobile Games; Kickstarter Campaign Launches Today to Fund Final Development
TAG TEAM introduced Laser TAGRider, a first-of-its-kind gaming accessory that easily mounts onto any toy blaster to repurpose it for real-world laser tag and/or compatible PC/Mac and iOS mobile games. Featuring Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) that learns and understands the loading and triggering mechanisms of the blaster it is mounted on, Laser TAGRider ensures the ultimate in playability. A Kickstarter campaign launches today with a funding goal of $10,000 USD, and features limited Early Bird specials at $34 USD as well as several other rewards for backers to choose from – including delivery by Christmas 2018 for backers worldwide.
Laser TAGRider, which works with both battery-operated and pull/slide loaded toy blasters, does not require WiFi to play laser tag – it incorporates built-in sensors that show users when they get “hit,” recording damages right on the device. For players, this means there is no longer the need to purchase additional gear such as helmets and target vests to record game activities and scores.
It also means that laser tag games using Laser TAGRider can include an unlimited number of players. And, when using Laser TAGRider to play laser tag, players can access three fun game modes: a) Basic (two modes), Professional (2 modes) and Team. In Professional and Team games, Laser TAGRider allows players to select different gun functionality, including semi-automatic handguns or rifles, a machine gun, a shotgun, and more. Each gun features different aspects that allow players to heighten their gameplay.
On top of being used to play laser tag, Laser TAGRider, when connected to WiFi, also easily converts any toy blaster into a light gun for compatible First-Person Shooter PC/Mac and iOS mobile games, including current TAG TEAM titles, TAG SHOT, TAG CODING, TAG TREASURE and TAG SPACE WAR. All 4 games are available on the Apple App Store, with TAG SHOT and TAG CODING also available on Windows PC/Mac.
- TAG SHOT: players battle against renegade soldiers and zombies in a classic single player First Person Shooter game.
- TAG CODING: players learn coding and computational thinking through single player or group objectives.
- TAG TREASURE: players use their hands to collect coins and potions, tapping, grabbing, and blocking with augmented reality technology.
- TAG SPACE WAR: multiplayer game sees players piloting a spaceship using their iPad’s accelerometer to face off and see who can hit more targets and get more points and potions.