Smart Watches - Possibly a new market for games ?

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Post » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:11 am

Smart Watches are not actually a new thing, but after seeing a few videos with Samsung Galaxy Gear and it's specs I realized that they are fully capable of running games (limited by screen size).

Galaxy Gear running Angry Birds, Into the Dead, GTA 3 and GTA Vice City :lol:

Is this possibly the start of a new market ? A market for SmartWatch games. What do you think ?
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Post » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:14 am

Doesn't it just mirror the phone or something? In that case, I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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Post » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:15 am

I guess it will definitely work, even though i'm not a Fan of them.

To me it's too expensive geek rubbish!^^
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Post » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:10 am

[QUOTE=sqiddster] Doesn't it just mirror the phone or something? In that case, I don't see why it wouldn't work.[/QUOTE]
Smart Watches receive notifications from the phone, they don't mirror it. But Samsung Galaxy Gear is actually a standalone Android device (Cortex-A9 800 MHz CPU, 512MB RAM, Mali-400 GPU). And probably there will be more to come, this is just the start ...
[QUOTE=Beaverlicious] I guess it will definitely work, even though i'm not a Fan of them.

To me it's too expensive geek rubbish!^^[/QUOTE]
Well... yes, but somebody had to break the ice ... Remember that the first Android smartphones were kind of expensive
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Post » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:14 am

Why not?

It would be better you develop games are using accelerometer instead of touch.
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Post » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:02 am

Time to start working on some Game and Watch clones!
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Post » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:15 am

[QUOTE=TGeorgeMihai]Smart Watches receive notifications from the phone, they don't mirror it. But Samsung Galaxy Gear is actually a standalone Android device (Cortex-A9 800 MHz CPU, 512MB RAM, Mali-400 GPU). [/QUOTE]

Huh. Didn't know that. I thought it was completely dependent on the phone.
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Post » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:14 am

[QUOTE=Beaverlicious]To me it's too expensive geek rubbish!^^[/QUOTE]

Hahaha

I guess now it is just waiting to be a common product, before someone comes up with a game control scheme that makes sense to the smart watch.
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Post » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:00 am

If this utube doesn't make you wretch, then by all means start planning for a creepy future. http://youtu.be/U8jsDWV8YpQ
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Post » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:46 am

would be nice if the watch app could extend the main a.pp running on the phone

like having an extra mini interface, or using the watch as a controle item such as a joystick (gravity moves anyone?).

Im assuming its connected by means of bluetooth, any chance Scirra implementing bluetooth communication too :D ?

Itll be a matter of time and these watches will go for like a small 100$ too, it just needs a year or two of mass production.
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