I'm a huge fan of video games I can play with my 8 eight-year-old son David. That's why I wanted to use the FLIR One to let me play games with my kids and friends wherever I spend time with them. Studies have shown that playing games together can help us build bonds that last a lifetime. And besides that, they're fun! Cell phone games have always felt very single-player and although they are social in the virtual sense they've never helped much for in-person socializing.
FLONG is the world's first simultaneous multiplayer cell phone game. In other words, FLIR Pong turns the FLIR One into a party machine for kids and a conversation starter for adults. Tests show screaming kids love it and when their little brains engage they often get quieter. It was simple enough to make in a weekend but hints at good things to come for this platform. Although the controls are smooth and easy to learn the game is difficult to master. It is enhanced with a reflective stand that allows users to play with their hands above the phone instead of behind it, which is way more fun. Such a stand could be integrated into the FLIR One packaging quite easily, allowing for users to play games right out of the box.