The classic snake game from Nokia is back. This time it launches with AR (augmented reality). HMD Global, the firm that makes Nokia handsets, has relaunched the game after incorporating it with AR camera from Facebook.
Also now the game is universally accessible (and not just on Nokia handsets) on machines well-matched with both iOS and Android. This brings it to the widest user base ever since its beginning.
The addictive premise of the game stays similar, but with an enjoyable AR twist, the firm claimed to the media in an interview. Gamers can customize the game play locations such as zoo, beach, or plane employing the Facebook camera.
In addition to this, the game play can be live broadcasted to news feed on Facebook and joined by friends employing the Facebook Live functionality of the social media website.
Major updates comprise the Snake Real World and Snake Mask filters that bring the iconic game to a new age group of fans. Snake Mask employs the front-camera of Nokia handsets operating on Android to permit the characterization of users into iconic snakes and react to self’s face motion. On the other hand, Snake Real World uses the back camera.
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of HMD Global, Pekka Rantala, claimed: “The world-famous game made its way back into users’ hearts in 2017 at MWC where we declared Snake for Facebook. It was developed for a new social age group. Fans can invite friends to share and play scores making it even more interesting than ever.”
Speaking of Facebook, the social media giant removed 32 fake pages and accounts that it claims were comprised in political influence campaign and coordinated inauthentic behavior to manipulate users in the U.S. before the November mid-term elections.