Google Makes Your Phone/Tablet The Controller In New Chrome GameBy: Chris Crum - February 27, 2013
Google announced the launch of a new game under the Chrome Experiments label. It’s called Chrome Super Sync Sports, and lets up to four people compete in running, swimming and cycling on a shared computer screen, using their smartphones or tablets as the game controllers.
The game takes advantage of HTML5 features like WebSockets, Canvas and CSS3.
To play, just go to the Super Sync Sports page on your computer, choose a game and select the number of players. From there, visit g.co/super in Chrome on your smartphone or tablet, and type in the code that is displayed on the computer. This syncs the devices, and puts you in gameplay mode.
“Use the arrow pad on your smartphone or tablet to select one of 50 athletes and prepare yourself for the competition,” says Steve Vranakis, Executive Creative Director, Google Creative Lab. “The motions you make on your mobile touchscreen will move your athlete on your computer screen. To move your athlete forward and win the race, you need to make the correct gestures as quickly as possible. The better you are, the higher your chances of making it to the global leaderboard.”
The game is available for Chrome v15 and up, and for Android 4.0+ and iOS 4.3+ devices.