Perhaps the first step towards real mobile augmented reality games, Google has released five demo mini-games for early adopters of the wearable smart phone. The games available are Tennis, Balance, Clay Shooter, Matcher, and Shape Splitter. They are all really simple in their design, but they show off some of the lesser-known technologies and capabilities of Google Glass and how they could be applied to games.
Google has released a short video that shows off a few mini-games for Glass, which demonstrate how you might use the wearable computer to play games in the future.¬†Overall the video shows off five demos. In Tennis, the player moves his head to control a racket and serve back the ball. In a Balance, the player shifts his head to keep a pile of shapes from falling down. In Clay Shooter, the player says “pull,” then fires at “pigeons” by saying “bang.” Shape Splitter looks very much like¬†Fruit Ninja, with the player using his hands to slice shapes apart as they appear in the Goggle Glass display. Finally, Matcher is a typical card matching game, only you use your head movements to select the cards.