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Here’s how to get Half-Life running on Android Wear

July 24th, 2015 at 6:45 PM
Android Wear Half Life

One of the chief criticisms levied at the Apple Watch in particular, and at smartwatches in general, is that there’s not really much you can do on such a small screen. So while we’re still waiting for developers to figure out how to squeeze a compelling gaming experience onto a small display, how about we sit back and watch Half-Life running on an LG G Watch.

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In the video below, Dave Bennett details how he was able to get Half-Life working on Android Wear. With an app called SDLash, Bennet is able to emulate Half-Life’s GoldSrc engine and get down to business. The game loads quickly, but the game play itself, not surprisingly, is a bit inconsistent at times.

Still, playing the game is more responsive than you might otherwise think, especially running on a device as small and relatively underpowered as a smartwatch. Is this at all practical? Of course not. But it might be fun as a little DIY project if you’re of the tinkering sort.

For a full tutorial on how to get Half-Life running on Android Wear yourself, make sure to check out Bennett’s detailed instructions via the source link below.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.

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