Google Introduces “Games You Can Feel” Compatible With Haptic Feedback
A responsive touchscreen is not enough for more enjoyable and uninterrupted mobile gaming. Soon geeks and gamers alike will be asking for haptic feedback technology to come to their games and gadgets. Ahead of the other names in the industry, Google has just introduced a new category on Google Play for special games adapted to haptic feedback. Once in the Google Play Store, you will see a small collection of such games.
Google officially calls this set “Games You Can Feel”. The internet giant is currently working with Immersion, a haptic technology group specializing in bringing haptics to digital users. You may remember that four years ago Immersion unveiled the MOTIV Haptics development platform for Android. The goal of the platform is to make it easier for developers and designers to integrate haptic feedback technology into Android devices. It’s simply an SDK for anyone who wants to try out haptics.
It looks like Immersions’ efforts are finally paying off, but not yet on a large scale. The launch of these games could possibly mark a whole new mobile gaming experience. Some games on the list are already familiar like “Angry Birds: Friends”, “Grand Theft Auto San Andreas” and “Grand Theft Auto Vice City”.
Here is a full list of titles in the “Games You Can Feel” category:
• Stories from Nitro Nation
• Fishing superstars
• Friends of Angry Birds
• Frontier of the tests
• Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
• Basketball tournament
• Drag races
• Grand Theft Auto Vice City
• Archery tournament
• Clouds and sheep
• Cats ninja heroes
• Hero’s seat
• Solo Air
Almost all of the games are free, with the exception of the Grand Theft Auto titles available for $ 6.99 and $ 4.99, Orbital ($ 3.00) and Spookening ($ 2.96). Get ready to “roar, shake, explode, bounce, float and burst” with any of these special Android games right on your smartphone or tablet.
Download games that you can feel from the Google play store
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