A moment of relaxation guaranteed for fans of retro-gaming.
On the occasion of Google I / O, a conference initially dedicated to developers, the Mountain View firm has raised an old mythical game from the ashes. Generation Z and millennials probably have no memory of that time when Windows 95 was still a benchmark operating system and a few essential bits of MS-DOS code to launch their favorite programs.
If video games are always more realistic and immersive, retro-gaming still has a bright future ahead of it. Some titles have marked history, such as the famous opuses Mario, Tetris, Sonic, or 3D Pinball Cadet Space. For all those nostalgic for that time when pixels, like latency times, were enormous, and when 56K modems played their melody, Google has launched I/O Pinball.
Fans of smartphone games are not left out and should also be won over by this initiative. Far from the low definition offered in the original version, this new version of Pinball has been completely redesigned and improved to offer a design and gameplay that is as simple as it is effective.
A game available directly on the web
To (re)discover the world of pinball, no application installation is required. I/O Pinball launches directly from this internet link. This light and easy-to-use game was designed with Flutter, a framework that allows you to design applications suitable for the web, Android, and iOS.
Through I/O Pinball, Google tries to show how essential it is becoming for developers to design cross-platform solutions and that Web technologies are not yet used to their full potential. Too many publishers today focus solely on apps, when there are other ways to design and deliver. A strong message from the American group, which intends to continue to upset the codes of the web.
During his conference, he also insisted on new approaches in terms of research in particular. Use photos (Google Lens) and voice (Google Assistant) and no longer just text input to launch a request, explore new modes of communication with your devices, but also offer interconnectivity and unified interfaces , such is the bet of Google now.