Technology News Desk!!! Google has announced that it is working with Japanese video game company Taito on a new augmented reality version of the arcade classic game Space Invaders. Google and Tyto have partnered to launch Space Invaders: World Defense 45 years after the original game launched, the tech giant announced on Twitter from its Google AR VR account. Launching later this summer, this AR game will turn your city into a virtual playground.
Space Invaders: World Defense will use Google tools like ARCode and the recently announced Geospatial Creator to make the AR Space Invaders aliens appear to be flying around real-world locations. Supported by the ARcode Geospatial API and Streetscape Geometry API, the game uses AR and 3D to incorporate your location, nearby landmarks, time and weather into the game, the company said.
Google and Taito both released a promotional video for the game, although it is rather vague, implying that more information will be released as the game progresses. Meanwhile, Google has introduced Project GameFace which is a new open source hands free mouse that enables the user to control the computer’s cursor using their head movements and facial gestures.
People can raise their eyebrows to click and drag, or open their mouths to move the cursor, making gaming possible for anyone. The company said the project is inspired by the story of quadriplegic video game streamer Lance Carr, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, a progressive muscle wasting disease.