Having instigated a NERF gun war at the last Disrupt SF Hackathon back in September, I understand how fun it is to run around shooting your friends with harmless foam darts in a big open setting. But anyone who’s participated in such antics knows that they come with some pretty annoying issues. Guns break for no obvious reason, foam darts go missing — or worse, end up everywhere — and after you’re done having fun, you’ve either littered or have to spend just as much time cleaning as you did playing.
CES Hardware Battlefield participant LyteShot is working on an alternate-reality gaming alternative to playing with traditional NERF guns. Its solution relies on wireless „guns” and sensors — known as the Lyter and LytePuck, respectively — that essentially act as more affordable laser-tag rigs.
In gameplay, the tech is simple: point the cartoonish gun at another player and click the trigger. If…
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