Advancements in technology are getting pretty scary these days, and I think it’s safe to say that we’re only a few short years away from being able to have our very own robot butler named Robo Jeeves. But for the time being, we have products like Google Glass to keep us fascinated with the complex digital world as it accentuates our actual lives more and more. And now, we even have a brand new word game to take us one step closer to becoming a full-fledged gaming Tom Cruise from Minority Report.
Glu Mobile has pulled back the curtains on a new game called Spellista at the Google Glass Hackathon event in San Francisco this week, which will be the company’s very first game developed exclusively for Google Glass. Described as an “interactive word puzzle game,” Spellista challenges players to solve word scramble puzzles in nine different environments, through use of the innovative Glass technologies like the gyroscope, accelerometer, camera, and voice recognition capabilities. By using hands-free head controls, it almost goes without saying that Spellista is already shaping up to be one of the most immersive and high-tech word games in all of existence.
But the overt coolness of the new Google Glass game doesn’t even end there! Players will also be able to create and share their very own Spellista levels with their friends wherever they go by using Glu Mobile’s own “Glass-to-Glass sharing” feature, which makes further use of the hardware’s camera and voice commands. In speaking about the innovative new gaming project that was developed as part of the GDK beta program for Google Glass, Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo de Masi had this to say: “Spellista represents a major shift in interactive digital content and we are proud to support Google as a Glass beta partner.”
You can see a screenshot of how Spellista will coordinate with your real-world surroundings right within this page, but in order to get the full experience, you’ll want to get out your Google Glass and give it a go yourself! For those of you who own the latest innovative technology, Spellista can be downloaded by going through Google Glass right over here.