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New Chrome-to-Phone Game “Roll It” Brings Endless Multiplayer Skee Ball Fun


After a long weekend, we figured your brains were mush like ours and could use something to occupy them while at work. The new Chrome Experiment called “Roll It” should do just that, especially if you are sitting in front of a computer with your smartphone handy. It’s like Skee Ball, with multiplayer action, power-ups (Atom, Fireball, and Hover ball), and a number of different levels with increased difficulty. The game itself takes some getting used to, as you have to tilt your phone, choose angles to shoot, and get just the right amount of oomph behind each shot.

If you remember the Chrome Experiment for Marble Maze, you’ll understand how this game works. 

In order to play, point both your smartphone and PC browsers to:  http://chrome.com/campaigns/rollit.

From there, you’ll get a code which can be punched in on your smartphone that will sync the two. Once synced, choose how many players are competing, and then have some fun.

Oh, and be sure to post your high scores in the comments.


  • azed

    It doesn’t load on my system. Just keeps on playing the music with nothing on the screen

  • Spencer

    Pretty neat and easy setup. Story of Google.

  • JasonWhite

    This won’t load on my Galaxy Nexus but Racer loaded and played just fine.

  • Wes Jordan

    Neither my Nexus 4 or 7 can connect. All I get is an endless loading circle.

  • Justin Winker

    It’s a great idea, but it definitely needs some work. My balls keep flying across the city 🙁

    • mw630

      There’s a joke somewhere in there, I just know it.

      • Justin Winker

        Haha =D

  • sc0rch3d

    the sensors seem to be off for me….slow roll produced both a 10 and a ball breaking glass above the machine 🙂

    • Justin Winker

      Wow… I haven’t broken the glass yet, but I’ve managed to get into the other “player’s” machine as well as across the city. Not sure if it counts for them or not though (was flying solo).

  • Jonathan Paul

    If Apple were even capable of coming up with this you would need 2 new apps, a few subscriptions, 2 new pieces of hardware, some cord adapters, $6 for the desktop app, $3 for the phone app, and a download!

  • Willard Potter

    Loads on computer browser, but i’m sitting at what i assume is a loading icon for the last 5 or 10 minutes on my Nexus 4 using Chrome. = I guess i’ll try again when I get home from work.

  • Eric

    I love this! I think the beginning animation is about equally as cool as the game!

  • jonasmckee

    serioulsy how do yo throw the stupid ball? i tried everything

  • Ryan Borden

    Except no one can do this at work because we all have retarded proxy host setups that cant be tweaked.

    • Respen

      I’m the IT guy at my work, I played it with no problems 🙂

      • Ryan Borden

        Yeah I always wondered what the IT guy did all day…

  • M.Spit

    where’s the racing one from the IO keynote?

    • Eric
      • M.Spit


    • Willard Potter

      Unless I missed something(which is entire possible, since I was trying to watch it at work.. lol), you’re thinking of Riptide GP. That is a game in the Play store. It’s like $1.99 if I remember right. — https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vectorunit.blue&hl=en

      • Justin Winker

        No – it’s the chrome racer one. Link is chrome.com/racer

        • Willard Potter

          Yeah, I must have missed that. Thanks for the link. Fun little games. Skee ball has always been one of my favorite arcade games growing up. Hopefully I can get this one running when I get home. Not working on my Nexus 4 for some reason.

          • Justin Winker

            Good luck, it’s definitely a good time-waster.

            Gotta say, though, not as good as the Atari Break Easter Egg on Google.

  • jonasmckee

    can’t throw the ball, can aim and all

  • Simply awesome! Fired it up at work (Shhh) and it worked flawlessly!

    • Justin Winker

      Haha, I won’t tell if you won’t. It works well, but I think I’d have to stand up to play well… Lots of *ski*balls flying around where they shouldn’t be.

  • Max

    Won’t work with any of the browsers I have on my tablet, including Chrome. Says I need to update O.o

    • Justin Winker

      It’s a Chrome-only feature atm, but I suggest you update… It’s one of the latest release’s features (they showed it off at I/O).

      • Nathan D

        No, I just used Firefox and it worked.

        • Justin Winker

          Oops, oh well. Thought I saw somewhere that it was chrome-only.

  • Greg

    Page wont load on my desktop, says it couldn’t connect to any WebSocket servers 🙁

    • Justin Winker

      Try it now – I’m at work and got it to work easily.