Playing a real hook machine from your mobile and winning equally real prizes will be possible this year: Google will launch a pilot test in Japan to connect arcade reality to touch screens. Players will have access to real hook machines through applications created to offer this type of mobile game.
Con las distancias diluyéndose gracias a Internet ya su capacidad para acercar desde personas a lugares y otros objects, ya no nos surprise que podamos controlar un dron situado a kilómetros de nuestra casa or qu’este possible resultecer una videoconferencia con la familia desde lo más profundo de a forest. Now play a real arcade machine from your phone and win a teddy as if we were at a fair
Google will launch a test, first in Japan
The Japanese country is closely linked to technology. It has long been introduced into all aspects of Japanese life, although its culture retains deep-rooted roots. Walking the streets of Japan means coming across a vending machine on almost every street corner., also with those known as “gashapon”: vending machines that deliver collectibles, usually inside a plastic ball. And crochet machines are not left out in the Japanese attraction.
Given the appeal of gift vending machines in Japan, Google will launch a test in this country that aims to dilute the distance between users and hook machines
Google has opened the process for hook machine owners to participate in the test with a view to launching it this year in Japan. These machines must be able to be controlled remotely; still maintaining the physical mechanics of the hook which is positioned inside to align as much as possible with the chosen gift.
Google will choose an independent certification company so that the machines, and the applications that finally use the real game mechanics, respect consumer rights. This is specified by the company itself:
“To participate in the pilot program, online crochet games must be certified by a Google Play industry partner.“
The pilot test will start on July 11, 2022 and will only last for one year, until July 11, 2023. Users who download the apps will have access to control the machines upon payment through Google Play. And, if you are lucky enough to win a gift, this one will truly be yours. We will see if the test ends up being satisfactory and if this type of game is extended to other countries beyond Japan.
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