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A PC Game Controller For Your Feet – The Stinky Footboard

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Uh… Hmm…. Er….

Just when I thought I had seen all the weird controllers there are, (I’m looking at you Onimusha Katana) I come across the Stinky Footboard; a PC game controller that you use with your feet. That’s right, it’s a real thing.

How the hell do you control games with your feet anyway? Is it even possible?

Well apparently it is when you use the Stinky Footboard. It doesn’t replace the traditional keyboard and mouse, but you actually use the footbaord in tandem with traditional controls to provide greater flexibility and extra functionality. More on the Stinky Footboard after the break.

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The Stinky Footboard

Okay so it’s not actually a full-blown controller, but an additional peripheral that gives players aditional controls without having to let go of the WASD keys. Some of the Footboards functionalities include:

  • Allows FPS games players to strafe, change guns and throw grenades without taking their fingers off the AWSD keys
  • Increasing actions per minute (APMs) for RTS gamers
  • Access additional key bindings for MMO players
  • Shaves precious seconds off for eSports players
  • Simplifies controls for beginners

Apparently the Stinky Footboard’s Kickstarter page will begin crowd-funding soon so we’ll keep our eye out for it. In the meantime, check out this video of the foot controller.

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About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming. http://jtmgames.com/

Posted on March 21, 2013, in Nerd Explosion and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wow… that’s kind of awesome, but also really weird. Hmm, I’m not sure how useful it would be for more experienced players who have probably spent years using just their keyboard and mouse. Personally, I think it might throw me off a little, but who knows. I’m very interested to see how this works out!

    • I know what you mean, although I think it may be of help to pro gamers and RTS fanatics. Extra buttons always help for those types of games. I wonder how the public will react to the Footboard’s Kickstarter?

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