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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 14 2013

Hereticle, the "Iron Sight" FPS gaming accessory (Canceled)

Hereticle is a first-person-shooter monitor-mounted gaming gadget that improves your aim and enhances your gaming experience.

Hereticle, the "Iron Sight" FPS gaming accessory (Canceled)

Hereticle is a first-person-shooter monitor-mounted gaming gadget that improves your aim and enhances your gaming experience.

$1,605
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 14 2013

About

Hereticle in action
Hereticle in action

What is Hereticle?

Hereticle is a external sight gaming accessory (US patent pending) for first- and third-person-shooter games. It offers a more exciting, precise, realistic, and disciplined gaming experience. Its base is designed to be easily and securely mounted on computer monitors, TV’s, and laptops, and its sighting assembly is designed to be easily deployed on demand, and swung back behind the monitor, or turned aside, when not in use. Imitating the effect of a real “iron sight”, it creates a fresh new focus that revitalizes your old, familiar games, and adds a cool new perspective to new games:

View from an angle
View from an angle

How and why does it work?

In these kinds of games we look at the three-dimensional scene through a sort of a camera (our “viewport”). This camera spins when we turn our virtual head in the game to look one way or another. The projectiles from your weapon are directed towards the center of your screen, and the game software offers an on-screen reticle that helps you see where the center is.

As the play of words in its name suggests, there's an element of a heresy in our gadget: Hereticle comes to shake things up in the prevailing gaming modes, offering a completely new way to enjoy your games - a sight positioned at a distance from the surface of the monitor / TV.

This gaming gadget creates a much richer gaming experience. Because the external sight is positioned at a distance from the surface of the screen, it creates a new plane of focus:

If you’re familiar with the traditional sighting mechanism used in firearms, what’s sometimes called iron sights, you know that in order to use it one has to learn to operate with several planes of focus at different distances: the rear sight, the front sight, and the target. Hereticle brings a similar effect into computer gaming by introducing the second plane of focus, creating a more realistic visual experience.

In addition to offering a fresh perspective on the game, this gaming accessory also introduces a new element of physical discipline into computer gaming:

In order to take advantage of the external sight one must sit in an upright position, with one’s eyesight properly aligned with the reticle and the center of the monitor. So it’s good for your posture, too!

How do I use it?

The gadget consists of the base mounted at the center of the top edge of your monitor or TV, from which a thin rod is suspended towards the center of your screen. The design of this assembly allows you to regulate the length of the rod and its distance from the surface of the screen:

The actual sighting device (let’s call it the reticle, for simplicity) that helps you aim at the center of the action is attached at the bottom end of the rod:

The rod-and-reticle assembly can be swung behind the monitor or to the side when the reticle is not in use, or back in front of the screen for gameplay. Hereticle is designed so that once the gadget calibrated to satisfy your aiming needs, swinging the rod-and-reticle assembly does not disrupt the calibration in any significant way.

Hereticle Basic

This is the simple, elegant model, with its current production prototype made of plastic:

Hereticle Basic - base, view from top
Hereticle Basic - base, view from top
Hereticle Basic - reticle, view from top
Hereticle Basic - reticle, view from top

Hereticle SP

This deluxe version of Hereticle is made almost entirely of steel, and adds a touch of Steampunk to your gaming style!

Manufacturing Plan

We are all set to begin production: we have production-ready designs, CAD drawings, established channels of communication with several production facilities and their experts. As soon as the campaign hits its initial goal - something we’d truly appreciate your help with - we are going to get that show started. We are going to do everything in our power so that the first batches of mass production are ready by the end of November, to ensure that the rewards reach our dear backers by the winter holiday season!

Our deepest thanks!

We sincerely appreciate your taking the time to learn about Hereticle. We hope that you’ll decide to become a backer and support the project with your pledge. We’d also appreciate any and all feedback - please use the “Contact me” link in our profile at the top of the page, or visit our website at www.hereticle.com.

Risks and challenges

We have folks in our team who’ve had experience with industrial manufacturing of products that are essentially similar to Hereticle in terms of production challenges. We have plans, drafts, and preliminary agreements already in place with several potential manufacturers. But we also know that there can be unexpected delays in production for various reasons, so we have to be honest about this possibility and make sure that you, our potential backers, are aware of this as well.

We are currently working on designing the packaging for the different versions of Hereticle. We have professionals in the field advising us and feel quite confident that this is not going to become a reason for delays.

To our potential international backers: as you probably know, international shipments sometimes get delayed, such as at customs in your country, so this may cause some packages to arrive later than we’d have liked. We’ll do everything that’s dependent on us to minimize such potential risks.

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    Thanks so much! Your support brings us closer to making Hereticle available for gamers worldwide. We'll keep you informed of the project's progress and let you know as soon as Hereticle is available for purchase.

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    Hereticle sticker: allow us to express our gratitude for your pledge by sending you the very cool-looking Hereticle logo sticker, in either black or white!

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    Hereticle T-shirt: along with a huge thanks from us, we will be happy to send you either a white-on-black or black-on-white t-shirt with the impressive Hereticle logo!

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    Hereticle Basic: be among the first to own the simple, elegant model of Hereticle - the gamer's workhorse that gets the job done. Not to mention our deepest thanks for your support!

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    Hereticle Basic set: in addition to the elegant Hereticle Basic, your reward will include the Hereticle sticker and the Hereticle T-Shirt, in your choice of either black or white. Our gratitude for your support is also included!

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    Hereticle SP: receive the stylish steampunk model of Hereticle - one that lets everyone around you know that you're a true gaming style connoisseur! Needless to say, it will also be accompanied by our most sincere gratitude for your pledge!

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    Hereticle SP set: this style-infused reward package will include Hereticle SP, Hereticle sticker, and Hereticle T-Shirt, sent to you together with our utmost thanks!

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    Personalized Hereticle SP: get your hands on this exclusive limited edition version of the deluxe model of Hereticle, with a personal engraving of your choice, and our gratitude for helping make this project a reality!

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    Business Partner: be the first to work with us to create and offer a custom-designed Hereticle FPS gadget tailored to your product. Your brand, your logo, your style, all in one striking package that brings the Hereticle experience to your users and fans!

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