How practical would it really be for you to game on Project Glass (aka. Google Glasses)?

Posted May 18, 2012 at 5:13 am in Threads > Apps & Games

Battlefield 5 on Google Glasses-

It’s a great video, and it gets me excited that a hololike-like virtual reality is something I would be able to try in my lifetime. But how silly would you look playing a game on Google Glasses? …even with (or especially because of) gesture based magic rings ( Might somebody actually get shot if they were playing Battlefield in some abandoned building?

  • professandobey

    So in a stroke of brilliance today I just created a way to get a basic Google Glasses gaming experience with my gNex and look ridiculous at the same time. See the album I shared on Google Plus for pictures. More pictures and video to come.

    It all started out with me trying to find a way to look at the solar eclipse through my phone’s camera. As you’ll see in the first shot in this album, it was much too bright to be recognizable, however, you can see the eclipse in the lens flare (WIN). That was basically, just a box with a hole cut out for the camera, and some screws strategically put in to hold my phone in place. As I was looking into the box holding it up to my face, I figured I could mount it to my head to play tilt-control games on it.

    Fifteen minutes after getting home, I have a working prototype complete with a padded face contour, Velcro strap around the back, and a frame to support the weight. I played a few games and determined that I needed a port on the bottom to be able to reach a finger in to control the screen. I have more improvements in mind and will use it more to determine what’s best.

    Tilt Arena is incredibly fun with this setup. I wasn’t really a big fan of tilt-controls before this, so I haven’t tried any other pure tilt games. As I get and try more tilt games, I’ll update you. I also hope to play with some alternate reality games and apps with this headgear.

    So far, I’m optimistic about gaming on Google Glasses. The first generation of games should be fun in a new way, and if it ever gets to the Battlefield 5 level, I hope they’ll find a way to address any major problems such as police calls or trespassing. The videos of me and my wife playing these games are embarrassingly entertaining.

    Let me know what you think. Later on I’ll post a rundown of the features of my Nathaniel Glasses, including tips and an outline on how to build your own.

  • professandobey

    Here’s video of me playing Tilt Arena on the Nathaniel Glasses. It’s rather fun and the controls are pretty easy to get used to.

    Let me know what you think.

  • Jiltedae

    I’d guess that games on project glass would be similar to the augmented reality games on the 3ds. Granted, having people bobbing and weaving about on the sidewalk without any outwardly visible reason to do so would be interesting to say the least. Hopefully there will be a more discrete way of controlling a game on the glasses (like the slight head tilting).

  • acostaisasmendi

    It would be the best gaming experience EVEER