Back in 2009, Google began what it called “Chrome Experiments,” where software developers could experiment using all the available Chrome browser tools to develop games, apps, and generally all what is possible to do inside a browser. Now, after several years of innovation and development, there are hundreds of Experiments from eager developers around the world who would have never been able to share their projects otherwise.
Over 1,000 Chrome experiments have now been posted online, and we selected six of them to share them with you.
Video Puzzle is a jigsaw puzzle with a difference, as you move pieces of a video around while it’s playing in real-time. The puzzles aren’t exactly hard, but they do at least offer a different challenge than regular jigsaws.
It’s a virtual reality documentary of sorts, except it also takes place in a virtual 3D world. The piece is divided into six sections with six artists composing works. You can pan, rotate, and zoom in any direction to watch all of them working at once.
Cube is a WebGL-based game designed to promote Google Maps. But as it’s a lot of fun to play, we can accept the promotional nature with open arms. There are eight levels to complete, and when you reach the end you should have learned something. Which is a bonus.
One of the more beautiful Experiments, PlanetMaker challenges you to turn earth into a completely different planet by tweaking the light, atmosphere, weather and more. You can even upload your own graphics to play around with different possibilities. It’s super fun for the sci-fi fan – and the other.
Racer is, as its name suggests, an old-school racing game which sees you competing with friends on your mobile devices. Each person gets a piece of the racetrack, and the phones must be held together the right way to complete the track and avoid crashes. Anyone can accelerate the car by tapping their screen. It doesn’t always work right, but it is always fun.
GeoGuessr is a well-made geographical quiz game with an amazing twist: Instead of just giving you clues about a location, it uses mapping technology to effectively drop you on a random street corner and asked to pinpoint your location on a world map. It’s a lot tougher than it looks, because much of the world looks very similar.