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Posts tagged “google maps”

Corpseburg Is Zombie Survival On A Google Map

I live in Bath, England, a Georgian city with an abundance of coffee shops and places to buy hummus, but a real lack of hardware stores. This is a problem when I need to buy nails, but also when playing Corpseburg. It's a free browser game in which you attempt to survive a zombie apocalypse, the trick being that it's played upon a Google Map.…

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Real World Tower Defense: MapsTD

MapsTD isn't a spectacular tower defense game but it slots into a category of interactive jollies that I find it hard to resist. The key is in the name - MapsTD integrates with Google Maps so that players can defend any location in the world. There are some recommended locations but the real pleasure comes from typing in the address of an old school, workplace…

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There Goes Your Entire Day: GeoGuessr

If you weren't connected to the correct Twitter tubes this weekend, there's a chance you may not have spent every waking moment playing GeoGuessr. So let's put that right now. Anton Wallén's clever repurposing of Google's Street View magics dumps you in the middle of somewhere, and you have to try to figure out where that is. You can move around in Street View as…

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Google Shriek View: Class 3 Outbreak

I have a lot of respect for those who see a new piece of tech, or a new online tool, and their instinctive response is: I wonder how that can be a game. That's very much the approach taken to Google Maps by Australian indie team Binary Space. 2010's Class 3 Outbreak will take place within the top-down view of Google's mapping technology, where a…

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