Illustration for article titled Racer Blurs The Finish Line Between Real World  Video Games

"Interactive video game installation" Racer may not have the most creative name, but its implementation—part video game, part real world race—is delightfully inspired. This arcade game combines a sit-down cabinet, RC cars and "lots of cardboard" beautifully.


Conceived by Malte Jehmlich and taking inspiration from PlayStation series WipEout, Racer puts the player behind a remote wheel, taking control of an RC car with a camera mounted on top. That visual feed is relayed to an arcade cab, with basic info, like lap times, tracked by software and overlayed onscreen for a video game effect.

This "ongoing (if underfunded) project" is still apparently in its demo stages, but this virtual/reality mashup is cool as-is, right now.


Update: Sorry for the embedding denied tease. You'll have to head to Vimeo to watch.

Racer Demo 0.2 [Vimeo - thanks, Bargo!]

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