Google Demos First Five Glass Minigames, Not Looking So ‘Normal’ In Public
Gabriel Roşu / 4 years ago
According to The Verge, Google has demoed their first five minigames for Glass. Up until now, Glass has been shown to send messages, make calls, and do other standard things that smartphones can do, but it’s still lacking in games.
But Google apparently did not like its Glass to be all work and no play. They have demoed their first five minigames for Glass that are super simple, but which also show the gaming potential of the headset. When you say “Ok Glass, play a game”, it will bring up the minigames from the main voice menu. Each game takes advantage of a specific Glass technology.
For example, ‘Tennis’ looks to use the gyroscope and accelerometer to detect head tilts and hit the ball. ‘Balance’ is said to also uses the accelerometer to keep a bunch of shapes from toppling over. ‘Clay Shooter’ is played with the help of voice recognition to shoot clay pigeons out of the air, ‘Match’ apparently has you pairing objects using head movements, and ‘Shape Splitter’ seems that has you slicing objects with your hands in front of Glass’s camera.
Google reportedly created the games to be just as simple as they sound. They’re easy to turn on and play when you have a few minutes of free time, and are easy to get out of when you need to come back to the real world. However, anyone yelling “Pull!” to shoot a pigeon down from the sky in a Glass game will look even weirder than a person simply wearing Glass.