Kickstarter on Monday suspended funding for a gaming system that draws real blood from players. The project launched less than a week ago.
The game, dubbed "Blood Sport," hopes to turn the act of donating blood into a real-life competition. Its mission is to develop a "refined multiplayer unit that can be taken across the country for blood donation gaming events," according to its Kickstarter page.
The project had collected $3,390 toward its $250,000 goal before the suspension.
The news comes as more game-makers fight to blur the line between play and reality to create fully immersive technology. Consoles like Facebook's Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus aim to make virtual reality a standard part of the gaming experience.