Google resurrects the famous pinball game from Windows 95

Did you used to play 3D Pinball for Windows: Space Cadet on Windows 95? Then you should appreciate the brand new free pinball game unveiled by Google ahead of the I/O conference, which will take place on May 11 and 12, 2022.

Google just unveiled a free pinball game which gives pride of place to new Web technologies, ahead of the Google I/O conference which will take place on May 11 and 12, 2022. An annual conference which aims to unveil the company’s new favorite programming tools.

I/O Pinball, a supercharged pinball game with new web technologies

This little pinball game is made with Fluttera framework designed to help developers program software that will work on Android, iOS and the web. Google’s goal here isn’t really to revive an old Windows 95 classic, but rather to promote new web technologies favorites of the Mountain View firm.

On Android, a prompt will offer to install I/O Pinball on your home screen. Once launched, the game will open like any app from the Google Play Store. The objective being, for Google, to erase a little more the borders between the WebApps and the applications installed locally on a device.

The title adapts to the platform from which you launch it : On Windows PC or macOS, the controls displayed will adapt to your keyboard layout. On an Android or iOS smartphone, the game will offer you to use the touch zones. You can try it now by loading this website from your favorite browser. Recall that he is completely free.

Google I/O starts today. Expect to see a preview of the new Pixel Watch and more details on Android 13, which is already in testing.

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