Play Google's Chrome Racer game across multiple screens

You can play Google's Chrome racer game across multiple devices right now.

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Did you see the multidevice game demo during the Google I/O keynote? If you missed it, running Chrome on several devices, Google was able to show a game taking advantage of every screen on the desk. By drawing a race track across all of the devices, various colored cars were able to race around the track, from screen to screen, device to device.

Thankfully, Google isn't keeping the game, called Racer, to itself. You can use Chrome on your Android or iOS device to play the game with friends and family members right now.

Before you begin playing the game, make sure everyone who's going to be playing has Chrome installed on his iOS or Android devices. Then everyone will need to visit Chrome.com/Racer or g.co/racer.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Once there, you'll need one user to start a race and the other users to join a race. The user who started the race will have a short code for everyone else to enter and connect to the same race. The best part is, you don't even have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or a Wi-Fi network at all; Racer works across multiple devices over a cellular connection.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Once everyone is connected and has picked a color, the race creator can select a difficulty level, and then you'll need to line up the devices using the onscreen instructions. After that, the race is on. Touch the screen to go, release to slow down or stop.

About the author

Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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