"Chrome Racer" played across a number of devices. Photo: AFP
With race tracks split across a number of devices, and announced during the Google I/O conference, slot car game "Chrome Racer" is a showcase for the Chrome web browser on mobiles and tablets.
Once the Chrome browser is up and running, and each Android or iOS device has navigated its way to chrome.com/racer (or via the shortcode g.co/racer), Google does the rest and plots a track across the assembled screens.
Touching a screen causes that racer's car to go faster, releasing results in decceleration; as with slot car circuit races, players trade speed against the security of staying on the track.
It's an intriguing evolution of Google's web-based range of Experiments, which led to recent word of mouth hit "GeoGuessr," as well as Google Maps' own marble madness "Cube," a new lease of life for classic game "Another World," and "Ellie Goulding's Lights."