World Wide Maze turns any site into a game, uses smartphone as controller [VIDEO]

Chrome is the world’s favorite browser for a reason. Google really has taken a simple and fast browser and given it the most powerful features any browser can have. It really displays how far the web has come, and at Phandroid we are totally amazed to see the latest Chrome Experiment – World Wide Maze.

This internet-based game turns any site into a maze (hence the name). That is cool and all, but the impressive part is that it uses Android devices as controllers. It uses no cables, bluetooth, or other traditional forms of connectivity.

Any smartphone/tablet with Chrome connected to the same Google account as the desktop browser can be utilized. This means the only connection between both devices is the web, which is impressive to see. As our friends from Chromespot.com mention, it opens the door to many possibilities.

Imagine if any internet or cloud game was able to use a smartphone as a controller. This Chrome Experiment shows us that the technology is certainly there. We hope developers start taking this idea and running with it. Maybe at some point Google (or anyone) could even sell a WiFi-enabled controller that connects to your Google account and the Chrome browser.

We know powerful games can be played in the cloud, so it is not a far-fetched idea. Go play around with it at Chrome.com/maze and let us know what you think! Does this represent the beginning of a new gaming era?

[Source: World Wide Maze Via: Chromespot]

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  • http://twitter.com/remmbermytitans Victor Gonzalez

    I played it, it’s cool. But dear Google, can you please make my Google Music app a music control app if I’m using Google Music on my Desktop? I hate having to walk from one room to another to change my music if it’s on my desktop.

    • guitarist5122

      i could very well see that coming down the road

  • cammykool

    i couldnt for the life ogf me fogire out phone controls

    • cammykool

      i couldnt for the life of me figure out the phone controls*

      • feztheforeigner

        I couldn’t for the life of me figure out the phone controls.**

        • Topher Barnett

          I couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out the phone controls.***

          • cammykool

            guys I corrected myself….

          • feztheforeigner

            Guys, I corrected myself…*

          • Manbo

            c-c-c-c-combo breaker!

          • AdrianP513

            I couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out the phone’s controls. ****

    • ari_free

      and your keyboard

      • cammykool

        yeah my typing accuracy sucks always has

  • Shawn_Locke

    Is anyone else having trouble accelerating when using a Verizon Galaxy Nexus? The jump button works just fine but when I hold down the power button (soft key) it doesn’t let me roll anywhere.