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Google Glass riffs on Oculus Rift with pseudo-virtual reality game Psyclops

Developer Sean McCracken is crackin’ away on his first game for Google Glass, Psyclops, which is described as “a 3D Space Invaders mixed with Missile Command.” As demonstrated by Kenji Castro, it’s hard not to draw some sort of comparison to virtual reality gaming and the Oculus Rift.


Glass won’t provide the full-bodied experience of that particular VR headset, but given the platform and method of control it will be interesting to see how developers blur the line. No, Glass probably won’t be the next big thing in gaming. It’s not really designed for it. Games for Glass at this point are the equivalent of getting Snake on your TI-83 graphing calculator. It can handle it, but don’t expect wonders. Where it eventually leads, though, that’s the big thing to keep an eye on.

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  • blest

    Here we come sword art online!

    • Miguel Perez

      It would be better with the Oculus Rift. :)

      • blueyedsoul1

        It would be best with the NerveGear. And by best I mean deadliest. :)

    • No_Nickname90

      I keep hearing about that Anime. I might need to watch it.

  • Cesar Ortiz

    I’m looking forward to this!

  • Mainline15

    I see what you did there, “keep an eye on”

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Oculus Rift still comes out ahead.

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      It would be best with the NerveGear. And by best I mean deadliest. :)

  • No_Nickname90

    I would play that. LoL!! Ah!! How about Snake? You look and turn. But I like the idea of the look and shoot games.

  • Sean McCracken

    Hi, I actually made this game, and I own both the Google Glass, and Oculus Rift, just because I’m a game dev. And really, they are 2 very very different use cases. I wouldn’t be able to play PSYCLOPs with the Rift. The Glass is very cool due to the overlay effect you get while you are looking at the Glass and participating in the real world. I understand the comparison, but until you try it on a Glass, you just can’t really understand the experience.

    More games are coming too. This was just the low hanging fruit.