Glass is for games, too. Google has “hacked together” (their words, not ours) five mini games in an effort to inspire developers to build games for Google Glass using Glassware. “With tons of tiny sensors and a screen that fits neatly above the eye, Glass is an exciting new place to play,” reads a Google blog post.
The five games include voice activation and use of the gyroscope, accelerometer, motion sensing, and Newtonian physics. There’s a tennis game, a clay shooter, a balance game, a matching game, and a shape splitter.
Although we can’t say we’re terribly excited to see otherwise normal people running around in public shouting “Pull!” and shooting at the air, it is exciting to think about some of the possibilities of even very simple games with Google Glass as a heads-up display (HUD).
Now for the kids, this portends a casual gaming future where they’re more likely to run around playing games instead of remaining stationary, and that’s a good thing. Of course, that’s assuming Google Glass will come down in price enough that people will allow their youngsters to run around with the specs on.