Accra, Mr Pekka Rantala, the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of HMD Global, on Friday said that his outfit is determined to add more fun and excitement to Nokia phone users as Nokia brings its snake game to Facebook’s new camera AR platform.
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has brought the classic snake game up to date with augmented reality, with Snake Mask and Snake Real World filters bringing the iconic game to a new generation of fans, according to a release copied to Ghana News Agency.
The release said the world famous snake game has found its way back into people’s hearts at MWC in 2017, when it announced Snake game, designed for a new social generation, for Facebook Messenger.
It said fans can invite friends to play and share scores making it even more playable than the previous one, which gained 121 million players around the world.
Now we launch an even more immersive experience to fans by allowing them to be the snake itself and eat the apples with filters available on Facebook camera, here at HMD Global we are bringing the much-loved gaming icon to a new AR era.
The release said the addictive premise of the game remained the same, but with a fun AR twist, fans could now be the apple munching Snakes, where the Snake Mask utilises new Facebook AR technology to bring Snake to the widest audience possible, with its straight forward broadcast gameplay live to 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 as Snake Real World activates the rear facing camera.
To celebrate the release of the updated Nokia classic, comedian and You Tuber, Matt Keck, the man behind the accidentally hilarious viral sensation I’m a Snake, which received 23 million hits on YouTube, tested out Snake on Facebook camera and recreated his own viral hit, this time using the Snake Mask filter to show off the brilliant new features.
The camera effect could be accessed via the Facebook camera and is universally available, not just to Nokia smartphones but also available on Android and iOS.
Source: Ghana News Agency