The classic of the 70s and Nokia mobiles returns augmented and reinvented for Microsoft’s mixed reality device.
Lucas Rizzotto, a developer of virtual and augmented reality, has shared a video of CyberSnake, his latest work for HoloLens. CyberSnake is a remake of the classic Snake, a video game from the 70s that had its greatest success in the 90s, when it was installed as standard with all Nokia phones. The classic Snake puts us in control of a snake whose objective is to collect food, while trying not to collide with our own tail or walls, since with each food the tail grows a little more. This time, in CyberSnake, we become the snake and our objective will be the same, to eat hamburgers, but being ourselves the ones who move around the real environment, dodging our tail that follows our head.
As with other HoloLens applications, the first thing will be to scan the environment to offer a gaming experience adapted to our space, including furniture and other objects. CyberSnake has special elements such as an ice cream that we can take to attract all the cubes around and explode them with a voice command. The shock wave will be able to destroy parts of our tail, thereby counteracting its growth. The game includes some extra commands that save some surprises like making multiple faces of Samuel L. Jackson appear shouting a famous quote from one of his movies.
Rizzoto comments that the game is quite physical, since we will have to bend down, crawl and more to dodge our tail and eat all the virtual burgers. CyberSnake will be available this April in the Microsoft app store.