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Motorola 'Windy Day' video teases augmented reality app coming Oct. 29

The Motorola YouTube account has just posted a new video teasing upcoming news. Titled "Windy Day," the video shows several people being handed a Moto X and twirling around — as one would with an augmented reality app or game — with the video description reading:

A mouse, a red hat, a windy day and a smile. This is a new kind of story. Made by Motorola and Jan Pinkava. Brought to life only on the Moto X.

Jan Pinkava is a well-known director, and his work on a short called Windy Day was shown off at the recent Qualcomm Uplinq conference as a demonstration of a new real-time animation process from Pixar called OpenSubdiv. Motorola was listed as a client on the project, so we can connect a few dots and see where this is headed.

A little sneak peek at the very end of the video shows a screen capture of some sort of game running on the Moto X and the caption "Windy Day only on Moto X." Next week it looks like we'll be looking at the launch of a Moto X-exclusive app or game of some sort integrating this technology and design from Pinkava.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • I look forward to side loading this in my phone, thanks Moto.
  • More gimmicks and bloatware. Amidoingitright? ----------------------------------------------------
    My S-Pen went through hell to deliver this important message to you
  • This is a "gimmick and bloatware" I would welcome ^__^
  • What gimmicks or bloatware is there on the Moto X to begin with? The Active Listening and the notifications are the exact opposite of what bloatware or gimmicks would be. You're just a troll. Sent via my AEG 4015C car phone
  • sour grapes, Mr Sammy?
  • I still dont get the game.
  • This game looks awesome. I really hope its not a Moto only app.
    Id be willing to pay for this in the Play store.
  • At the end of the video it says only on Moto X. StealthDroid - Working in the Nexus Lab
  • Its Android. Someone will hack the APK and get it out on Google+ for download. Sent via my AEG 4015C car phone
  • sure like just they did with touch less controls right? which every one was saying will just side load it and it will work never did, because is hw dependent and needs special sw. this could be somthing like that as well ..will not make it to other phones ..
  • I understood why touchless wasn't portable to other devices. It required the dedicated hardware in order to realistically operate. I can't expect that this kind of app would require more than a Gyroscope which most new phones have.
  • I mean, my Droid Maxx is basically a Moto X. So Gimme.
  • Pretty much lol Sent via my AEG 4015C car phone
  • Ingress>Windy Day Posted by the man who makes things happen...
  • How do you even know?..... Posted via Android Central App
  • When it says only on Moto X does that mean it will be on other phones too? How do I get it on my phone?
  • You won't, this would be exclusive to Moto X. I doubt it would be available for Droids as well.
  • The words, "only on" should be an obvious clue.
  • seems that it will be very nice :D
  • Guys, this isn't a game, it's a video that makes you be active in order to follow the action. THIS IS BRILLIANT! Bummer that it's only for the Moto X right now, but at the same time, think about how cool this would be if we got like a web show of downloadable episodes that make you get up in order to watch them! -Ara
  • This fits in with the Google patent for a smart watch with a flip up transparent display. (Google it!) I wonder if the forthcoming 'Gem' device of 31 Oct 2013 will be a hybrid of the Moto ACTV, Wimm (Google bought them) and a Nexus device, with this Windy Day app running on the flip up transparent display as a killer app?
  • Funny that a company founded by Steve Jobs and 2 others would make an exclusive game for Google owned Moto and an Android device. Guess Tim Cook has no pull there like he does with Nike and the Fuel Band ban on Android.
  • I think the word you are looking for is "irony". :)
  • So what time is this gonna land on my Moto X. curious.