Cross-platform Roll It and Racer now available on your Chrome-enabled devices [VIDEO]

Chrome Experiments Racer

The boys at Google took to their Chrome Blog to announce a pair of fun new Chrome Experiments dubbed “Roll It” and “Racer.” Racer you may remember back from the Chrome demo at I/O a few weeks ago and let’s Chrome users play with virtual slot cars, controlling them along a race track using their Chrome enabled smartphones. You can place up to 5 devices next to each other to extend the track and watch in awe as your slot cars travel across all of them. Still trying to wrap my ahead around how it all works, but Google mentions the technicals have something to do with websockets and HTML5 — no matter. It’s fun and amazeballs, and that’s what counts.


Roll It

Chrome Experiment Roll It

Roll It is essentially a virtual skee-ball game where players use their Android phones — running Chrome browser, of course — to throw and control skee balls down an alley. Not just your typical Chuck-E-Cheese skee-ball, Roll It features power-ups/special balls that mix up gameplay, and make landing that 100 point shot a little easier.

Both games can be found via the links below, and you’ll need both a Chrome enabled desktop/laptop and Chrome running on your smartphone to play. I know a man shouldn’t fall in love with a multi-billion dollar company, but Google just makes it so easy.

[Racer | Roll It | Chrome on Google Play | via ChromeSpot]

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  • Tomáš Petrík

    “This experiment may trigger flashbacks to 1979″ :D

    • KosmoCrisis

      This is true, I got a flashback of being in the womb!

  • BoSamps

    so would it work on the iOS chrome, too?

    • Chris Chavez


  • Jordan Caviness

    Talk about innovation….Apple’s Safari is boring as S#!T

  • blest

    Phandroid seeing all the accidents going on in Baltimore? I think you’re in Baltimore Chris… Accident on 95, huge explosion, accident on Clinton street, another random one

    • Chris Chavez

      I’m in southern California. Sounds like a normal day in LA. O_o


      • blest

        Lol my fault. I saw something In a pic someone took and it was baltimore.

        • Chris Chavez

          No worries. Our editor in chief and Kevin Krause both live in Baltimore. I hear its a nice city :p

        • Chris Chavez

          Holy crap, you were right! :O


  • Blkegk

    I’ve tried in on my S3 and its telling me my phone isn’t fast enough….. really!?

    • Matthew Rhodes

      Nexus 4, Nexus 7 Nexus 10 here! Works Awesome!

  • Montisaquadeis

    and rollit just crashes the webpage for me in chrome

  • KosmoCrisis

    Rollit worked great between my GS3 and MBP13, but Racer says my GS3 is too slow. Really?

    • Chris Chavez

      Gotta get dat quad, bruh.

  • steveb944

    So I’ve attempted to use it on devices from early last year, iPod Touch to Android phones and tablet, but only my Nexus 4 has worked. I’m glad to read my chromebook and desktop are apparently compatible so I’ll give them a shot.