Kickstarter campaign gets the ball rolling for a PC trackball controller
Instant rimshot, please.
It seems there’s a Kickstarter campaign for just about everything these days, now including a PC trackball controller for the cult of people who think trackballs are the future.
Peter Von Buskirk’s trackball controller is a regular Dualshock-type controller with a trackball where the right analogue stick would usually be, and – according to the blurb on the project page – it “bridges the gap between typical PC style and console style gaming control”.
You know it really bridges the gap because the text is in a bolded font, although I’m struggling to rid myself of the impression that it’s a controller with some kind of grotesque, bloodied organ stuck in it.
Buskirk is looking to raise $125,000 to fund production of the
eyeball trackball controller, and has already got just over $10,000 in the pledge-bank.
“I’m fired up about building these controllers for long-deprived eager fans,” he says. “As backers rally behind a project like this, you prove your support and demand for unique innovations. By spreading the word around, we can hope to find more supporters that are eager for something different – something exciting!”
Something that looks like a giant, pulsating eyeball imprisoned in a plastic torture device, pleading for you to “Kill meeeeee.”