Turn Your Phone into a ‘Star Wars 7’ Lightsaber? Google Game Shows You How


It appears that Google is not running out of ways to heighten your “Star Wars 7” experience any time soon.

In a report by Variety, Google has found another way to let you experience the light side by fighting stormtroopers through your phone. The website notes that this game is not your regular app; instead, it lets you work your phone as a lightsaber handle itself. You can deflect incoming fire in the game by wielding your phone-turned-lightsaber in front of your computer monitor.

According to Variety, the game can be played in any computer so long as it runs Chrome OS, Mac OS X, or Windows with the recent version of Google Chrome. In terms of phones, the website details that Android and OS phones are supported for the game.

One can visit Google’s Lightsaber Escape website here. Once you arrive at the site, a link will be provided which you should enter in your phone’s browser.

Business Insider relays that the game mimics the full Jedi experience–even replicating the signature hum of the lightsaber and clashing noises when the sound on your phone is turned on.

The website also reports that you are first given a tutorial before Stormtroopers come at you. The goal is to deflect the Stormtroopers’ attacks and be the last Jedi standing.

In terms of background, The Verge reports that Lightsaber Escape is a collaboration between Disney, Google, Industrial Light & Magic, and Lucasfilm (the studio behind ‘Star Wars 7″).

The website also points out that the game is a clear manifestation how technology, as well as marketing for films, have taken a giant leap.

“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” will debut in cinemas worldwide on December 18.

The film stars Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Other newcomers to the franchise include Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron.

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