Glass AR game lets you point and shoot using only head movements

Aside from taking point-of-view photos and beaming tiny maps in front of your eyeball, one of the things Google Glass seems perfect for is the emerging field of augmented reality applications. One developer who got his hands on the device has come up with a slick looking video game that points the way toward a new style of gaming.

Created by Sean McCracken, PSYCLOPs is a game that overlays a shooting game over the real world, creating a mobile gaming experience that corresponds with the Glass wearer's head movements. The game is still in its early stages, but according to McCracken the final version will be "like a 3D Space Invaders mixed with Missile Command."

McCracken has posted instructions on how to download the game for other Glass owners here. In the game's description the game's mechanics are broken down in more detail:

" have to look and lock on to alien ships to destroy them. You have to follow them until you see 3 Circles appear for lock. You have 60 seconds to destroy as many as you can. You have to look into the Sky to find the Alien Ships."

You can check out two videos of the game in action, through the lens of Glass and mirrored on a tablet, in the videos below.

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