Stepping into unknown territory, mobile game developer Glu Mobile announced last week that it had developed a word game, “Spellista,” for the Google Glass wearable device. Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo de Masie said he believes Glass may deliver “an iPhone moment” in terms of big changes for gaming that are as significant as the introduction of the original iPhone in 2007.
In an interview with VentureBeat, de Masie said: “I’m cautiously optimistic that this is an iPhone moment, so to speak. If you think about how quickly hardware and software progress these days, this thing—I’m sure you’ve heard that the prototypes now are not even two years old. They were the size of a laptop. Look at it now. Imagine where it’ll be in two more years or four more years. There’s a miniaturization opportunity where that could get small enough so that I could go to Lenscrafters and install it as an option on my glasses. That day will come. The question is when.”