Turn your phone into a game controller with this new Chrome Experiment in mobile web gaming. Roll It syncs your mobile device with your laptop, so you can roll a ball between the two. This game is built for the web, so no apps or downloads required. And any device running Chrome is fair game. Let’s roll.
We set out to make an experimental game that links your phone with a computer and gets people out of the chairs swinging. But that’s just us. We can’t wait to see what you do with the technology.
This handy hardware allows players to tilt and swing their device to control the ball or menu in a game.
This technology enables real-time collaboration so users can have rapid two-way conversation with servers that syncs with their Roll It session.
We implemented a physics engine to take care of the math calculations (gravity, velocity, collisions) needed to simulate the ball’s movements in the game—letting go of the ball, rolling it down the lane, and more. Pretty tricky.
This Web Audio API allowed us to give the game rich audio effects and to create precise combinations of sound through the browser.
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