See I've been fascinated by lasertag since it was biggish in the 90s, but I've never really lived anywhere they are a thing, and the whole visually gimped thing never helped.
Fast forward to now and I've got a nephew, niece, and neither like getting up and doing because they face the same middle of nowhere problem.
Except now there's the internet so things like stat tracking, using gained exp to buy upgrades for gear logged to as yours, and so on can be done to augment ye olden laser tag.
My problem is I have no idea how to make either the hardware or software. I just have an idea.
What I want:
Setup anywhere and have a quick preselect timer match. Users can register with the score keeping device so who killed who can be tracked, or at least to keep some pbody trolling by using a laser pin or other thing won't count.
Would like a way to keep people from covering the receiver/sensors to keep from cheating via aluminum foil or mesh.
Something other than straight up shooting to do. Have a medic class that can revive fallen allies or patch them up. An engineer that can temporarily strengthen weapons or armor.
I want the equipment to not look like crap. I seriously don't since I don't want adults to feel embarrassed or feel like it's just a kid's toy. I think that's part of the problem is it's hard to want to play when you're self conscious about it.
Objects that can serve as grenades. Tripwire mines, shield generating notes, areas to defend or else you lose, and so on.
Software side of things:
I want users to be able to collect points not just from direct kills, but assists if they revive people that get kills, or people buffed that get kills, plus team wins.
Would be nice to have a website that can do a global leaderboard. However confining it to just the portable stat tracker/judge would be more immediately doable.
A fps game where those bought upgrades for your real life antics upgrade yr in game character. That way even people who prefer fps games have incentive to get up and move.
I have no idea what is involved and I feel overwhelmed just thinking about it and fear this is something as a project nobody would care about. It's just I see my nephew and other kids engrossed in their phones and tablets and the like and want to try getting them to get up and go.