Kickstarter projects are the new geeky hotness – and the latest big, nerd celebrity dream product is a super-powered combination of multiple brands of geek. Author Neal Stephenson is behind Clang, a sword-fighting video game using a sword peripheral (and focused on teaching proper technique). Think of it as the evolution of the Rock Band 3 “pro” mode, only for budding Jaime Lannisters instead of budding Dave Navarros.
Not only can I get behind this as a seriously fun-sounding game — and an opportunity to actually learn something interesting — it could also be a new favorite way to work out. Move over, Wii Fit and EA Sports Active — working out by decapitating virtual baddies just sounds so much more fun!
From the Escapist:
If you want to see Clang in action, take a look at the video below, and check out the Kickstarter page If all goes well, the game will be released in February 2013.