Google’s Android Experiments project is a great way to encourage developers to try out new and unique things with their skills. The goal is to provide an open platform to showcase some applications that push the limits for what many think is possible on a smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch. We’ve seen some unique applications already from using an Android device as a 3D mouse to a perfectly imperfect VR-ish camera without the need for specific hardware. The latest experiment is called KaleaX and was published by Alexander Schwank from the United Kingdom.
His idea was to make a multi-level game where you throw paintballs at an invisible 3D object. You do this by tapping the screen, and each tap will splatter virtual paint on the 3D object in a variety of different colors. Since the object in KaleaX is in 3 dimensions, you’re able to swipe the screen around to rotate it. This enables you to splatter more virtual paint on different sides of it, as well as getting a better view of the object itself.
When you think you have figured out what the 3D object is, simply tap on the question mark at top of the screen and type a guess. If you get it correct, then you move onto the next object. There isn’t a scoring system or anything as it’s just a simple game, but it is a fun little game to play for a while. The virtual paintballs you’re throwing at the object come in 5 different sizes, and there are in-app purchases to buy more in case you don’t want to wait until tomorrow for them to refill for free.
You can check out the game for free in the Play Store right here, but sadly the GitHub page is currently just linking to the Play Store listing again. Hopefully this will be fixed with the proper link in the near future.