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Here's what Google thinks gaming could look like on Google Glass

Google Glass could be a gaming platform, and Google engineers created five minigames to showcase the device's potential.

According to a recent post in the Google Developers blog, they were developed to demonstrate what gaming could be like on the wearable device.

"With tons of tiny sensors and a screen that fits neatly above the eye, Glass is an exciting new place to play," the post reads. "We hacked together five simple games that experiment with the unique features of Glass and demonstrate some of the possibilities for gaming."

Press play above to see Balance, which has users shift their heads to keep objects from toppling over; Clay Shooter, which waits for wearers to shout "Pull!" to launch virtual clay pigeons; Matcher, a card matching game that uses the accelerometer and gyroscope to position a player's head; and Tennis, which uses players' heads as a racket.

Google isn't the first to see the gaming potential in Google Glass. Last November, Glue Mobile CEO Niccolo de Masi described the wearable technology as "a brand new paradigm for interactivity, so it's a brand new paradigm for games." Developer Sean McCracken's Google Glass game Psyclops offers a mix of old-school shooting and hands-free functionality.

Games on wearable technology aren't limited to Google Glass. Check out Polygon's report on games like Tetris that are available on the Pebble Smartwatch. For more on Google Glass, check out The Verge's hands-on impressions from last year.

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