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Real-life Mario Kart looks amazing from the perspective of a self-flying Skydio drone

Mario Kart in real life is a commonly shared dream, one that — but we’re definitely not giving up. Recently, Nintendo launched and and a .

Now, independent filmmaker Ian Padgham with another must-try idea: riding a lawnmower on a closed course, from the perspective of a self-flying drone.

Not that he’s actually playing a game in this awesome video, mind: Padgham just set his Skydio drone to film a normal video of him riding around, and then he added a lot of CG in post. “The footage itself was already pretty stable so I was able to just take it in After Effects and Cinema 4D and do tracking and make a topo map of the property,” he tells The Verge. “Then it was just a matter of coming up with ideas, making assets and characters, and putting it all together.”

But to quote The Six Million Dollar Man, we have the technology! Savvy programmers could totally pair a headset with a self-flying drone and make this game for real.

We just haven’t put them all together yet. Speaking of which, Skydio — when can we expect an FPV headset from you? It’s right up there with “build a smaller folding drone that easily fits in a messenger bag” when it comes to no-brainer moves.

Update, 12:46 AM ET: Added quotes from Padgham.

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