Hi, Greg Hi, GDC attendees You’re looking great today. So I’m here with Ben from the
Google Play Game Services Team and we’re going to be
playing a multiplayer game of Beach Buggy Racing But we only have one controller and a whole bunch of Android phones So Ben, how we’re going
to make this work? So fortunately, the developer
of “Beach Buggy Racing” factory unite has implemented something called
a nearby connections API That allows us to connect our
Android devices to the Android TV and use them as controllers And it’s broadcasting a signal
behind the scenes saying, “Hey, all the phones nearby,
I’m available to connect” And now, the race begins! – Go, go, go!
– I press power! So I’ve noticed now
that we’ve started playing… your phone has changed!
What’s going on here? As my hands tilt back and forth you can tell that
an accelerometer now is being used to drive But more importantly, there’s a couple
of really neat things that are going on… that I can do now
with an Android device as a controller that are difficult to do
with a standard controller And so the first thing is there’s these
extra annotations on the screen here like in the upper right-hand corner you can see I have
this Nitrous booster icon which I can press. Then on the left-hand side,
I’ve got my special powers We’ve got some brake
pads down at the bottom. So I can take these
corners a little better And of course, there’s some animated dials
in the middle indicating how fast I’m going – Let’s play again!
– All right We’re going to do a rematch here. Greg, we’re going to let you take over. – Bye, Masconi!