Google launches cross-platform Roll It and Racer Chrome Experiments

Chrome launched two Chrome Experiment games on Tuesday that allow players to interact cross-platform via the Chrome browser on mobile devices and desktop. 

The first game, called Roll it, is an arcade-style bowling game that's a fresh spin on the classic Skeeball game, where up to three players can use one iOS or Android smartphone to bowl with a desktop computer.

Users would grab a smartphone with Chrome, for instance, and aim it toward Roll It loaded on a computer, and then they would flick and gesture with their wrist to roll the ball. The smartphone basically acts as a remote, while the Chrome desktop browser will render the experience without any apps or downloads.

The second game is Racer, which first unveiled at Google I/O this month, and it essentially lets players build a track in the Chrome mobile browser with up to five iOS or Android devices. The players can then race against each other simply by using their fingers to touch the screens.

Both of Google's Chrome Experiments use WebSockets to sync and send data between devices and servers. Check out the ad videos below for information, or go to Racer and Roll It's Chrome campaign pages to start playing now.