When it comes to mobile gaming, this is an activity usually reserved for devices like smartphones or tablets, or handheld gaming devices like the PS Vita or Nintendo 3DS. In the last year or two though we’ve seen more and more games pop up for use on Android Wear, the little wrist-worn platform driven by a Bluetooth connection to our smartphones. Generally games on Android Wear may not seem to pleasing due to the lack of a larger screen size. This hasn’t stopped a handful of developers from designing and putting out the games anyway, and one of the latest is a game called PapeCcraft, which as you might have already guessed takes on a material design style set of visuals.
As for the gameplay, it’s a side scrolling shooter, which actually translates quite well to the Android Wear platform thanks to the simple controls and basic overall scheme of the game. All you have to do is use a couple of different gestures on the screen, and with just a few swipes you’ll be maneuvering the little triangle shaped space ship from place to place around the display as it shoots at oncoming enemies made up of a series of different shapes. Shooting happens automatically so you don’t have to worry about fiddling with too many controls, and it’s really just that simple.
PaperCraft is complete with a high score system so you can always try to top your own personal best, and you can even see how you stack up to others in the leaderboard, adding an element of competition to the game which always seems to make these types of games more addictive. Despite the reality that this is a game you would in fact play on your watch, it’s more fun than you might think and could help to kill some time when you don’t want to pull out your phone. PaperCraft is a free download and is available on Google Play, and for developers you can even pick up the code from the Android Experiments website. You can also check out Papercraft in action from the video download below.