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Mini games make their inevitable arrival on Google Glass

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The industry for mobile and mini games is huge, which is why it makes so much sense for them to finally make their way to Google’s wearable gadget Google Glass.

“We hacked together five simple games that experiment with the unique features of Glass and demonstrate some of the possibilities for gaming,” Google wrote in a recent post on its Glass developers site. The games make use of Glass’ voice controls and its motion sensor technology.

They include Tennis (self-explanatory), Balance (balance books on your head), Clay shooter (like the alternate game in original Duck Hunt but better-ish), Match (match up patches that have the same pattern), and Shape Splitter (you split up shapes?).

These might not be the most inventive games, but that’s not really the point here. Google is simply trying to show off Glass’ capabilities so developers can go forth and create truly amazing games on their own.

Hopefully, one of those games will include that weird disk swallowing worm game from Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Game.” (And since Google Glass has no mind control functionality, we won’t even need Wil Wheaton to save us from world-wide destruction.)

Check out the demo video embedded below for a closer look at Google Glass mini games.

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