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March 12, 2014 5:18 PM   Subscribe

SXSW Mario Kart Real live Mario Kart at SXSW

SXSW has a go kart coarse designed to feel and act like Mario kart. Including obtaining "items" that increase your speed or slow you down. These items take the form of stickers that you run over on the ground.

Although this is not the first time this has happened in Austin. Waterloo labs created an even more realistic version last year which included real items grabbed and used by the racers.
posted by Jaelma24 (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ha. They had a little display in the convention center that must have just been playing a video or live feed of this. I just glanced at it and thought, "That's it? Just people playing Mariokart? Weak." I missed out.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:35 PM on March 12


I walked past a few times while we were doing a project booth in the Create tent just near there. Would have been more impressed if the giant bananas and stuff they had fabbed were actually part of the course.
posted by brennen at 12:30 AM on March 13


Man, I walked by them setting up when we stopped by the Create tent. I was seriously bummed I couldn't be there for the actual thing (I was in town for a wedding, didn't even realize SXSW overlapped with our trip until two days before we left).
posted by solotoro at 6:59 AM on March 13


RĂ©mi Gaillard.
posted by homunculus at 9:08 PM on March 13 [1 favorite]


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