ChromeOS explores keyboard input for Android games that only support touchscreens

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According to Google, “Game Control is seen as a way to overcome the initial challenges of ChromeOS’ gaming experience while a user waits for the developer to fully optimize the app for his ChromeOS. I’m here.” phone, tablet, computer. Android Police spotted the first hints of this feature over a year ago. Google made a reference to the public beta of “Game Overlay” when announcing its plans for the Steam alpha earlier this year. In the future, Google says gamers will have access to an editor that should enable this same control mapping for any games in.

In what feels like a bit of a delayed move, Google said that after Chromebooks were able to access Android apps and games, ChromeOS users would get an “early alpha” of game controls designed for certain Pure Touchscreen games. said to be able to access Mobile games are clearly made for use on mobile phones with touchscreens, which many computers lack. To bridge this gap, Google’s operating systems starting with ChromeOS 105 can convert keystrokes into simulated touches.


  • If you have a gaming PC, game console, or even your own phone to play on, then you might not be looking for a way to play more mobile games from the keyboard. But for kids who have a Chromebook as their primary device, or anyone else who prefers this style of games, it might open up easier access to play, especially while we wait for Steam to become available on more ChromeOS devices, and Google makes its games store available on Windows PCs.

  • Google Play that will work on a Chromebook, as well as extended support for mouse, gamepad, and other kinds of touch controls. Google`s announcement included a list of all the supported games so far (which you can read below), with joystick action games like Pixel Blade R – Revolution, a series of 2048 variants to try out swipe controls, plus a few single- and multi-button control games like Hill Climb Racing and Tap Titans 2.

To try it out, users don`t need to do anything special, as long as they`re running version 105 or higher, which was scheduled to arrive on the stable release channel yesterday and should be rolling out there shortly. When you open one of the games with game controls support, Google explains it will pop up an overlay listing the keys that translate to the various touch controls. If you need to adjust the control settings simply click on the white square in the middle right of the game window.

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