In Google’s New Game, Your Phone is the Controller, Your Computer is the TV

By Devon Glenn 

Google’s latest Chrome Experiment aims to make playing a computer game more like playing on a console in front of the TV. The company announced the Chrome Super Sync Sports game this morning. Once you get it all set up, you’ll be able to use your smartphone or tablet as a game controller and watch the action unfold on your computer screen.

About the game: it’s got a tongue-twister of a name, but it’s basically a running, cycling, and swimming competition — things you probably already know how to do.  You can invite friends to play or play by yourself. There are 50 athlete avatars to choose from (and they are pretty cute.)

Google Creative Lab executive director Steve Vranakis had some tips for winning: “The motions you make on your mobile touchscreen will move your athlete on your computer screen. To move your athlete forward and win the race, you need to make the correct gestures as quickly as possible. The better you are, the higher your chances of making it to the global leaderboard.”