PC gaming has mostly been a mouse and keyboard affair. Sometimes, if a game's a shoddy port, a controller might come into play. However, besides the few peripherals floating around targeted specifically for racing games, PC hardware has never looked towards gamers' feet as possible appendages for control.
“I tried a lot of different types of PC controllers, but always came back to the keyboard and mouse. Then I thought, why should we limit ourselves to two hands to control games?” says Luc Levasseur, Co-Founder and R&D Director, Stelulu Technologies. “Luckily, I had access to prototyping machinery and a president open to crazy ideas.”
Stelulu is hoping to integrate footwork into play with the Stinky Footboard. The board has four programmable buttons and supports in-game modifiers; meaning up to 16 actions can be saved. Profiles can be saved and automatically launched, depending on the program.
The Stinky Footboard is looking to Kickstarter to help along production. Stelulu promises to make the Stinky Footboard available by June for $119 USD.
The Stinky Footboard will be compatible with all versions of Windows from XP to 8.
To get an idea about just HOW durable the Stinky Footboard is, here's a video of it in action... in a stress test: