Video: A Fast-Moving Video Game Played On Scrolls of Printer Paper

Receipt Racer

If you can't afford a Playstation, or maybe just like wasting paper, then Receipt Racer is the video game for you. Created by Joshua Noble and undef, Receipt Racer is a game played on paper as it's rapidly churned out by a thermal receipt printer. It prints a racetrack with random obstacles that the player must avoid by using a Dualshock 3 controller to steer a tiny car projected onto the moving paper by a light beam.

The game was created as part of a workshop related to the OFFF Festival in Barcelona a couple weeks ago. It was coded in openFrameworks and programmed within the span of the workshop. The game has its limitations, though: it needs calibration to work properly and you can only race for 164 feet before the roll of paper runs out. Check out the game in action in the video below, or play a web version here (see if you can beat our top score of 984).