HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones today announced to bring back the classic snake game with augmented reality support. The addictive premise of the game remains the same, but with a fun AR twist fans can now be the apple munching Snakes.
Snake Mask utilises new Facebook AR technology to bring Snake to the widest audience possible. Plus, with Facebook Live integration, it’s straightforward to broadcast gameplay live to the Facebook news feed, allowing friends to join the action.
The all new Snake Mask uses the front-facing camera of Nokia smartphones running Android to allow players to turn themselves into the iconic Snake character, reacting to the motion of the player’s face. Snake Real World activates the rear facing camera.
“The world-famous game snaked its way back into people’s hearts at MWC in 2017, when we announced Snake for Facebook Messenger. It was designed for a new social generation; fans could invite friends to play and share scores making it even more playable than first time round. This was the first time in Snake’s history that it went onto a universal channel, rather than a device preload, and it gained 121 million players around the world,” said Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of HMD Global.
The camera effect can be accessed via the Facebook camera and is universally available, not just to Nokia smartphones. It is available on Android and iOS. HMD Global is also encouraging players to share the most unusual places they play the game using the hashtag #imasnake2.
Here is how to play:
Open the Facebook app, click the camera Icon top left to open Facebook camera, scroll to the Snake Mask, Ssstart to play!