At the Toronto’s Site3 coLaboratory hackerspace in Canada they’ve been busy working on a live action Street Fighter 2 game Super Street Fire, where every punch is translated into fire. For real.
For all those who would sit in basements and geek out to Street Fighter 2 (not to mention, Mortal Kombat) for hours on end back in the day (or maybe you still do), they’d know just how ridiculous(ly awesome) this real life version of the videogame really is.
Players gather in an arena (see the image below for the specific layout) and duke it out with computer controlled propane flamethrowers, wearing motion sensing gloves. Oh, and replicating classic Street Fighter gestures like SONIC BOOM!
Super Street Fire has received some definite attention on Kickstarter and will make its official debut at none other than the Burning Man festival coming up in Black Rock desert, Nevada. The eclectic team of inventors–artists, engineers–see the game as more of a community project, and encourages a friendly challenge but also the “ridiculous smack-talking” that goes along with engaging in a little gameplay. With real fire.