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Google's Star Wars game Lightsaber Escape turns your smartphone into a lightsaber

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Ever wanted to turn your smartphone into an elegant weapon for a more civilized age? Your wish has been granted.

In the final days leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google and Disney have unveiled Lightsaber Escape, a free dual-screen browser game in which players swing their phones to control a glowing blade on their laptop or desktop.

It takes some doing to set up: First users log on to the Lightsaber Escape website via computer, at which point they receive a personalized URL to enter on a smartphone. (Sorry, no tablets.) Once the two devices are in sync, it’s time to battle the First Order for the fate of the galaxy.

Just remember what Han Solo said: “Good against remotes is one thing. Good against the living, that’s something else.”

Get a glimpse of the gameplay in the video above.