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Hackatron is a GoogleTV-enabled version of the quite known Tron video game: Users can use an android app to steer their avatar on the Google TV.
Quick start guide
Download the Hackatron app from http://tinyurl.com/hackatron .
Enter your username and the IP address of your Google TV set. (You can also steer your avatar via Google TV keyboard --> see the key bindings)
Press the red circle on your android smartphone when you are ready to start.
The game starts now: move your avatar to the left or to the right using the button on your smartphone or using the key bindings on the keyboard of your Google TV.
The game ends, when you collide with another player or when you reach the border of the screen.
The GoogleTV app conists of a UI component and a server side socket, which keeps the TCP/IP-based connects with the clients.
The clients sends a set of easy commands to the server to
set the username,
to indicate readiness to start the game and
to steer the avatar to the left/to the right.
The commands are not confirmed by the server.
The server waits for clients connecting to the socket via Port 4225 (=H-A-C-K).
Key bindings on GoogleTV app
Player No. Movement to the left Movement to the right Default avatar color
1 Cursor left Cursor right red
2 X V green
3 W R blue
4 I P yellow