HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, brings the classic snake game up to date with augmented reality. Snake Mask and Snake Real World filters bring the iconic game to a new generation of fans.
The addictive premise of the snake game remains the same, but with a fun AR twist, fans can now be the apple-munching Snakes. Snake Mask utilizes new Facebook AR technology to bring Snake to the widest audience possible.
The all-new Snake Mask uses the front-facing camera of Nokia smartphones running Android™ to allow players to turn themselves into the iconic Snake character, reacting to the motion of the player’s face. Snake Real World activates the rear-facing camera.
With Facebook Live integration, it’s straightforward to broadcast gameplay live to the Facebook news feed, allowing friends to join the action.
Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of HMD Global said: “The world famous game snaked its way back into people’s hearts at MWC in 2017 when we announced Snake for Facebook Messenger.
Snake game was designed for a new social generation; fans could invite friends to play and share scores making it even more playable than the first time around. – here at HMD Global, we are bringing the much-loved gaming icon to a new AR era.”
The camera effect can be accessed via the Facebook camera and is universally available, not just for Nokia smartphones. It is available on Android and iOS.
How to Play the Classic Snake Game
Since the game is universally available, you can play the game by performing the following steps.
- Open the Facebook app
- Click the camera Icon top left to open Facebook Camera
- Scroll to the Snake Mask
- Start to play!