Who doesn’t wish they were a Star Wars Jedi these days? Imagine fighting your way through a Star Destroyer using your lightsaber to take down any Storm Trooper who gets in your way.
Well, now you can at least play one on your computer screen, and your phone becomes the lightsaber that saves you, if you have the skills.
It’s part of a new Chrome experiment with Disney and Lucasfilm. I used it on my Mac with my iPhone 6, but you’re supposed to be able to do it with any computer and smart phone. For the techies out there, the game uses WebGI for 3D graphics and Web RTC with WebScokets for communication between your phone and desktop.
All the rest of us need to know is that you log in on your phone or desktop to g.co/lightsaber (it connects you to lightsaber.withgoogle.com). It’ll ask you to sync the other device (phone or desktop—whichever you didn’t log in first with) to a more specific address. You’ll initiate and within seconds be ready for battle.
I made it through the first round on my first try, but was quickly captured after that.
It does take a second or two to get the hang of, but after that, you’ll have a blast.
Best part of all—nobody asked me for a dime to play this game. It was all cool and free, just like the Resistance Forces hope to be.
Here’s a little video of my first round…I think I get bonus points for holding another phone in my other hand to get the video recording while I was playing.
[hana-code-insert name=’lightsaber’ /]