Google’s multiplayer Super Sync Sports uses mobile devices to control a fun desktop browser game

Google’s multiplayer Super Sync Sports uses mobile devices to control a fun desktop browser game ...

Google’s Chrome Experiments are always fun ways to show off Web technologies and the latest, Super Sync Sports, is no exception.

In this desktop browser-based game, you take on friends in multiplayer running, cycling or swimming events using Chrome on an Android or iOS device to control your character in the browser.

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Syncing up your mobile device with the desktop browser is a case of going to a special URL and entering in a short code. Then you can play alone or take on friends, using simple gestures on your touch screen to control the action. For example, moving a bicycle requires quickly swiping in a circle.

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Super Sync Sports uses a range of HTML5 technologies but it’s particularly designed to show off the cross-device synchronization capabilities of WebSockets. While the control isn’t quite perfect (I found myself accidentally swiping to another Chrome for Mobile tab a couple of times), it’s a fun mid-week diversion for sure.

➀ Super Sync Sports for Chrome

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