Google Chrome Game Lets Players Compete Face-To-Face [Video]
Play against your actual opponent in this surreal game of 3D pong.
As Google Chrome continues to explore the possibilities of what a browser can do – they’ve added the ability to play against someone’s face in their latest offering Cube Slam.
The game itself is a blocky 3D version of pong that puts you in the first-person perspective. What sets the game apart is that it uses your browser and internet connection to display your face in the game, as well as your opponents just to keep things equal.
This particular feature uses a open-source service called WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication), which doesn’t require any plugins for your browser to operate video chat services. All you need is Chrome, an internet connection, and a webcam – if you don’t have a webcam, you’ll still be able to play against a 3D bear instead.
One of many recent gaming experiments, some think this may be Google dipping its toe into the online gaming industry.
Either way, check out this trailer for the game to see if it takes your fancy: