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SWIP3 claims 'first!' in the games built for Android Wear category [video]

SWIP3 may not be the first game on Android Wear, but it stakes the claim of first game built specifically for Android Wear. Swipe any direction to connect three, compete on the leaderboards and shoot for the highest scores on your new Android Wear device.
July 22, 2014

There are a few games already out there for your Android Wear devices, but unit9.apps has launched what is being touted as the first game built specifically for Android Wear, SWIP3. Get in on the history for $1.69 on the Google Play Store.

SWIP3 is a fairly simple match-three game with the same swipe any direction functionality that you would find on games like 2048. You are presented with a grid of colored squares, swipe up, down, left or right to connect at least three tiles of the same color to eliminate them from the board.

In addition to the game play on your Android Wear device, you can also shoot for your next high score in SWIP3 on your Android phone or tablet. But where’s the fun in that – as the first game built specifically for Android Wear, there is an argument to be made for sticking to your handy LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live for making your cool color matching combos.

Once you’ve got the hang of it, prove your skills by competing with your friends for high scores on the community leaderboard. The details for the app in the Google Play Store include a little challenge for you, how many points can you get in a single swipe?

SWIP3 Android Wear game

When you grab your copy of SWIP3 for $1.69 in the Google Play Store, be sure to follow their install instructions, else face the dreaded black screen that is plaguing users in the reviews. The game is brand new today, so we expect those hiccups to be worked out soon.

Moving forward, we will be very interested to see how this very square app design translates to devices such as the round faced Moto 360. Perhaps it will get a new game layout, or perhaps it will just shrink to fit the screen, either way, the developer has a little bit of time to make that decision, as the Moto 360 is still a month or two away.

There you have it folks, Android Wear devices have been gracing the wrists of users for a couple weeks and the first built for Android Wear game has hit the market. Is this the future of wearable technology that you were hoping for?