real-fxFor children who grew up experiencing remote controlled racing cars, or slot tracks with racing cars on them, these are definitely experiences that are worth sharing and reminiscing over, especially in this day and age where everything else is a whole lot more visceral – especially with the advent of technology. Real FX intends to bring the joys of slot racing cars albeit in a new manner, and they have taken to crowdfunding site Kickstarter in order to realize this dream. Delivering flexible, lightweight and configurable track sections, these will be joined together in order to guide radio-controlled cars.

As for the R/C cars themselves, a clever amalgamation of visual sensors as well as a kind of artificial intelligence will pave the way for a more suspense-filled racing experience. You can even play it as a standalone title if there are no other mates around to race with you, thanks to a Pace Car mode. I guess this is somewhat akin to racing with your “ghost” when it comes to titles like Mario Kart and Gran Turismo. After all, there is nothing quite like beating your personal best, is there?

The software is flexible enough to have virtual tire blowouts, oil spills, engine malfunctions, and mechanical wear amongst other simulation-type scenarios to be programmed within, and with more than $50,000 in funds to raise on Kickstarter, it might take a while more before your living room gets another entertainment option – for adults who want to experience a second childhood, as well as for the little ones.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about Crowdfunding, Kickstarter.

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