Remember The Iconic Nokia Snake Game? You Can Now Play it On Facebook’s Camera AR Platform.

Loved the iconic Nokia Snake game? Now you will have more reasons to love it even more. HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia brand of phones has announced that it is bringing the snake game to Facebook’s camera Augmented Reality (AR) platform.

Through Augmented Reality, Nokia snake game fans will be able to transform into the iconic Snake and even stream it live on their Facebook news feed.

HMD says the The addictive premise of the Nokia snake game remains the same, but with a fun AR twist fans can now be the apple munching Snakes. Snake Mask utilises new Facebook AR technology to bring Snake to the widest audience possible.

“The world-famous game snaked its way back into people’s hearts at MWC in 2017, when we announced Snake for Facebook Messenger.’’ Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of HMD Global said.

‘’Now we launch an even more immersive experience to fans by allowing them to be the snake itself and eat the apples with filters available on Facebook camera – here at HMD Global we are bringing the much-loved gaming icon to a new AR era.” Rantala added.

As mentioned earlier, the classic Nokia Snake game comes with “Snake Mask” and “Snake Real World” filters for the new generation of fans.

The all-new Snake Mask uses the front-facing camera of Nokia smartphones running Android™ to allow players to turn themselves into the iconic Snake character, reacting to the motion of the player’s face. Snake Real World activates the rear-facing camera.

To play the game, simply open your Facebook app, click the camera icon top left to open Facebook Camera, scroll to the Snake Mask and start to play!

The game is available on both Android and iOS platforms.

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