It’s one thing to have an arcade game based on Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla’s real life competition. It’s another to get literally shocked by it.
Gaming company Real Art has designed and built an arcade game that literally does both. War of the Currents, which first appeared at SXSW and will make its permanent home at Dayton, Ohio’s BuildBar, allows the competing players to use their scientist’s “special move” to shock their opponents through a pair of unique conductive metal joysticks.
If you are in the Dayton, Ohio area you can try out the game soon. Otherwise, check out Real Arts’s campy gameplay preview.