Jan 10 AT 9:11 AM Anthony Domanico 10 Comments

Dot TV by ustwo brings multiplayer gaming to Sony Google TV devices


UK developer ustwo have been responsible for creating some of our favorite Android games. They created the Dot series of games, all of which have been the early reasons for our addiction to gaming on Android. They’ve also made extremely popular iOS games such as Whale Trail, which will be making its way to Android shortly.

Ustwo announced this morning that they’ve partnered with Sony to be the first developer to offer multiplayer gaming on the Google TV platform. Folks who own a Sony-branded Google TV can download Dot TV, a remaking of their first Android game configured to support multiplayer gameplay.

Dot TV is a challenging, yet simplistic game that provides fun and addictive gameplay. You control the white ball, and need to eat blue balls (food) to survive while avoiding pink pyramids (death). The longer you stay alive, the more points you get, and the goal of the game is to collect as many points as possible. You control your Dot using either the Sony TV remote or any Android phone by syncing your phone to the TV.

We think the ability to use your Android device to play multiplayer games on your TV is an awesome concept, and we look forward to trying this out for ourselves. Perhaps we can get Sony to allow us to demo this at their booth this week at CES.

If you own a Sony Google TV device, you can download the free game using the market link at the end of this post. In the meantime, check out this promotional video by the folks over at ustwo.


Via: Electric Pig

Source: ustwo

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  • YMS123

    And the death of console gaming begins…

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      I would think Onlive would be the thing that kills classic gaming (versus Wii like gaming). Since before PS Move and Kinetic, all the PS3 and Xbox 360 did was deliver high res gaming (which one could also do on any smartphone or tablet thanks to the way Onlive works).

  • spazby

    Google tv or android tv? Still like android tv, I think…

  • bruce080

    I am super excited about this too. I love the idea of being able to use your android phone as a controller for GoogleTV applications, and especially multiplayer games. I keep thinking about Mario Party type games using this technology!

  • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

    This looks interesting. I still haven’t gotten used to tilting my phone as a control but I like where this is going. Your devices syncing together in new ways is a pretty cool thing. Hope we can see more of this in the next few days there at CES.

  • zyphbear

    This is great that there will be more dedicated games like this on the platform!

    I own a Sony GTV and the game is still a little buggy (enough to cause the TV to think there is no input and try to shut off the TV for idle mode and some controls get ignored), but still fun the time I got to spend with it.

  • Jayson Olson

    Er…isn’t this the premise of PacMan?

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      no, in dot you can die of starvation.

  • noojAb

    when will we get this on non-sony google TVs?

    I’m happy to see a dot(tm) game on google TV, not happy to see it tied up in exclusive deals.

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      I don’t know. Their dev team is really cool and wants it to be available to all, but I’m sure there’s some exclusivity period in the contract with Sony.