Valve’s ‘Half-Life’ Ported To Android Wear Smartwatches

Half-Life-Android-Wear-SmartWatchLooking back over the years would we have ever believed that our favourite video games would eventually be playable on mobile phones? Or for that matter, id Software’s Doom becoming playable on a digital camera? Needless to say another ‘because we can’ port of a classic game has arrived on the most unlikely of devices, the classic first person shooter Half Life on the Android Wear range of watches.

Before we get any further though, this unusual platform for Valve’s groundbreaking first person shooter is anything but ideal. With screens on these tiny devices offering so little room for touchscreen controls, it has to be noted that this is nothing more than a proof of concept - and of course bragging rights over the Apple Watch owners.

Tech blogger Dave Bennett recently threw together a blog post on this recent development, along with instructions on how to get the game up and running on an Android Wear. Surprisingly it doesn’t seem all that complex to pull off, however, as stated in Bennett’s accompanying video, this port is anything but stable and prone to crashes. Nevertheless it’s incredible seeing something so many computers struggled to run condensed down into a tiny computer strapped to our wrists.

Half Life on Android Wear Watches (Gameplay)

Link: How To Play Half Life on Android Wear Watches


 

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