Snake is Back on Nokia Phones! This Time in AR, with Snake Mask and Snake Real World

Did you grow up in the generation that played Snake on our phones? You’ll be excited to know that the classic snake game has been updated with augmented reality on Nokia phones. Snake Mask and Snake Real World filters bring our favorite little time-killer to a new generation of fans.


The addictive premise of the game remains the same, but with a fun AR twist – You can now become the apple munching Snake! Snake at the zoo? Snake at the beach? Snake… on a plane? Now it’s all possible when Snake is on Facebook camera. Plus, with Facebook Live integration, it’s straightforward to broadcast gameplay live to the Facebook news feed, allowing friends to join the action.

The all new Snake Mask uses the front-facing camera of Nokia smartphones to allow you to turn yourself into the iconic Snake character. Snake Real World activates the rear facing camera.

Snake Mask with the use of AR

To celebrate the release of the updated Nokia classic, comedian and YouTuber Matt Keck tested out Snake on Facebook camera. Matt has recreated his own viral hit, this time using the Snake Mask filter to show off the brilliant new features.

You can watch his video here:

The camera effect can be accessed via the Facebook camera and is universally available, not just to Nokia smartphones. It is available on Android and iOS.

HMD Global is encouraging players to share the most unusual places they play the game using the hashtag #imasnake2.

How to play

  1. Open the Facebook app
  2. Click the camera Icon top left to open Facebook Camera
  3. Scroll to the Snake Mask
  4. Ssstart to play!