SEGA Outrun arcade game combines with three-wheeled scooter to literally become a drivable game
There’s something innately kooky about being an contemporary artist. For the most part, a lot of these people have come with the weirdest and most oddly-sighted creations known to man.
Take Garnet Hertz, for instance. He calls himself a contemporary artist and his latest creation is definitely more than just ‘contemporary’. What he did was take a Sega Outrun arcade game and fused it with a three-wheeled scooter to create – yes, you guessed it – a drivable arcade game.
To spice up his new creation, Herntz also added an iPhone and a customized GPS software in his creation. What for, you ask? To the best of our rationalizing capabilities, the GPS software finds the vanishing point of the road ahead and, with the use of Google Maps, puts the game’s Testarossa into a live-action setting.
According to Herntz himself, the whole project was born out of two concepts: Un-Simulation of Driving and GPS Navigation Parallax & Mixed Reality.
Continued after the jump.
On the Un-Simulation of Driving: "This project un-simulates the driving component of a videogame. Driving game simulations strive to be increasingly realistic, but this realism is usually focused on graphical representations. Instead, this system pursues "real" driving through a videogame as its primary goal."
On the GPS Navigation Parallax & Mixed Reality: "Driving with a GPS navigation system can be game-like. This project explores the consequences of only using GPS map data as a navigation tool for driving. The windshield of this project’s vehicle only shows GPS data, and as a result, driving it in the real world is often difficult or dangerous. As a result, this project explores and investigates how GPS data differs from the physical world, and what happens when an augmentation of reality envelops and obfuscates reality"
We don’t know how Herntz’s project will turn out but in the event that he somehow succeeds with it, you just might be seeing the next big thing in car racing games.
Source: Game Set Watch