We were challenged to create a cool, arcade style game that demonstrated the power of the Chrome browser in being able to run web-socket powered applications, that allow mobile, tablet and desktop computers to communicate in real time.
‘Chrome Experiments’ are at the heart of what Google’s Chrome technology seeks to accomplish: the inspiration of technological creativity that can push the web forward. Our overarching task was to drive awareness of Chrome for mobile and show people how the Chrome browser connects across devices, while creating a showcase for HTML5 and the innovations it offers. We wanted to create a simple user interface that would allow for a warm and playful feeling, masking the complexities of technology that has the potential to seem alienating.
Super Sync Sports is a Chrome Experiment that allows you to sync your mobile phone to your computer and use it as a game controller. Run, Cycle or Swim your way to sporting stardom using the touchscreen on your mobile device. The project was created by Google Creative Lab in collaboration with ourselves, Rafael Rozendaal and Rami Niemi.
We created a automatically scaling multi-node server solution that sits beneath a beautifully rendered and fun to play arcade game. A beast of a back-end!
Since launch millions of people have played Super Sync Sports either by themselves or against their friends. The project is routinely used in inspiration presentations that show the power and potential of websocket technology.
FWA – Site Of The Day
FWA – Site of the Month
Adobe – Cutting Edge Award
D&AD – Wood Pencil
D&AD – Graphite Pencil
Awwwards.com – Site of the Day
Awwwards.com – Site of the Month
Awwwards.com – Honourable Mention
The Webby’s – Best Visual Design aesthetic
Lovies – Gold Winner
Cannes Lions – Mobile Shortlist