All of Apple’s iDevices — iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches — are a ton of fun, but for the most part that fun happens on a tiny screen (iPad excepted, we know).
Now one gaming app is expanding the view with some fancy Bluetooth technology that allows a shared-screen experience across multiple devices.
Instead of the game — called Johnny Test: Roller Johnny — taking place on one screen, individual devices act like “windows” onto a larger, digital play space. Moving the devices can reveal hidden areas or new parts of the screen which both players can explore.
The game is based on a cartoon character from Teletoon Canada. The game itself is pretty simple: Johnny is in a roller derby and he and his cartoon friends have to race to the finish line.
Bright visuals aside, the game’s appeal is largely due to its cool use of tech. Johnny Test: Roller Johhny‘s playing space will automatically expand when a Bluetooth-linked device with the game running comes into range.
The shared-screen experience is meant for two players though the video above shows that two iPhones can also hook up with an iPad to create an even larger playing surface.
Kolody, the creative agency that built Roller Johnny claims the game is the first iOS gaming experience with co-operative screen play. It even got serious support from Apple, which gave Kolody special access to its mobile development team.
Roller Johnny came out in late December, but Kolody is already working on an update to bring the shared-screen experience to Wi-Fi as well. Check out the video above and let us know what you think about sharing a screen: mere novelty, or cool innovation?