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'Dark Souls' Player Gets Soaked With Blood Every Time He's Hit In-Game

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'Dark Souls' Player Gets Soaked With Blood Every Time He's Hit In-Game

This Dark Souls 3 player created the messiest and most grueling challenge the game has ever seen - each time his character is hit, he gets sprayed with a fountain of fake blood.

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Big Secret Builds, also known as Alex, constructed the contraption from an empty plastic bottle, an air compressor, a solenoid valve, a hose, and fake blood (which does not stain, very importantly). A code written in Python monitors his character's health in Dark Souls 3, and when his health decreases, a signal is sent to the Raspberry Pi board. This tells the air compressor to open, letting air into the bottle, and forcing blood out of the hose in the bottle, and into Alex's face.

He modified the machine with an easy mode and a hard mode. "Easy mode" sprays him every time he dies, whereas "hard mode" sends a flood of (fake) blood out at Alex with every hit that takes off a chunk of his health. Now, I've never played Dark Souls 3, but it has a reputation to be a very hard game where you lose a lot. As a result, Alex is totally and utterly soaked by the end of his play session.

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Alex sprayed with blood after his first hit in the game / Credit: Big Secret Builds
Alex sprayed with blood after his first hit in the game / Credit: Big Secret Builds

Watching his surprise and intensifying discomfort as his shirt gets redder and redder is very amusing. For all of his efforts, he hasn't actually managed to make it out of the initial area that you explore at the start of the game. He kept his safety goggles on, which is sensible, but they're coated in the fake blood. He also complains about a sticky and slippery controller, which can't have been conducive to effective Dark Souls 3-ing. In the end, Alex has to end the play session because the liquid gets in his eyes and ergo in his contacts, which would have been a real task to fish out. You have my sympathies.

"Alright, well, I'm going to say that's a 'mission success,'" says Alex, as he stands hunched over with saliva hanging from his mouth. "Subscribe, like, hit that follow button, I appreciate it." Look, I have no idea what this guy is going to make next, but you can bet that it's going to be funny at his own expense.

Featured Image Credit: FromSoftware, Big Secret Builds

Topics: Dark Souls, FromSoftware

Imogen Donovan
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