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Google's 'Chrome Racer' brings slot car fun to multiple mobiles
AFP
May 17, 2013
First Published: 13:10 IST(17/5/2013)
Last Updated: 13:12 IST(17/5/2013)
"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."


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