May 28th, 2013

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]