Elden Ring is laborious sufficient as is. But it’s much more tough once you play by way of with a toy controller meant for teenagers. Self described as a “builder of bizarre controllers,” streamer Rudeism shared that he had created a totally purposeful controller utilizing a Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller on April 30. He later shared a video displaying him utilizing the controller to play Elden Ring.
Rudeism first bought the thought to make it from a Wario64 tweet that shared a sale for a colourful Fisher-Price controller as a joke, saying it was “perfect for Elden Ring.” The toy is geared toward children as younger as six months previous and is marketed as offering “hands-on learning for your little gamer.”
The modded controller is totally purposeful as an Xbox controller, and retains the options of the unique kids’s toy so you possibly can be taught your ABCs and grow to be the Elden Lord. Rudeism posted a video of the controller taking part in with Elden Ring and as he pressed buttons, an lively voice would clarify the colours of the buttons like “Blue!” and “Orange!” every time he pressed it.
this is the Fisher Price Xbox controller in motion!
let me know what video games you’d wish to see me play with it
and because of @Wario64 for the off-hand joke that impressed me to make this occur pic.twitter.com/3OETvcsEsI
— Rudeism (@rudeism) May 1, 2022
Rudeism defined to Polygon over Twitter how he made it. He began by connecting an Arduino to the prevailing circuit board, after which programmed the Arduino to operate as an Xbox gadget. Later he changed the thumbstick, added some further switches for the shoulders, and “then stuffed everything back in.” According to him, the toughest half was getting all of the elements to suit inside. Rudeism instructed Polygon that it took about two weeks whole to make the controller.
The controller is clearly lacking a few buttons widespread to common video game controllers; one of many largest lacking parts being a second thumbstick. Instead of two thumbsticks, there is a yellow swap on the underside controller that may be toggled to change the controller between left and proper thumbstick.
Rudeism stated that, oddly sufficient, the controller works surprisingly nicely for FromSoftware video games: “I’m gonna experiment with a few games to see what works and what doesn’t, but for now, I know that I’m going to use it to beat Elden Ring.” He additionally posted a clip of taking part in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and chained methods collectively with ease.
As for future plans, he’s simply going to maintain tinkering with it. People have already reached out to see if he takes commissions. He instructed Polygon, “I’m not quite at that stage yet, I’m still working on the quality of my builds, but I think this one was a huge step in the right direction!”