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google earth game

game which uses the world as it's playground
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Suppose you would build a game which uses the google earth engine. As you race or move yourself in the game, the engine would keep track of where you are on planet earth.

The game would translate the satellite images to a virtual environment. Many millions of roads are already documented, the elevation profile and so on.. of course, as in google earth, only the places close to you get's transformed. It could be played as the ultimate version of a virtual world. it would be big though :-)

mr Dries, Jan 19 2009

Google maps flight sim http://www.isoma.net/games/goggles.html
Not a very sophisticated flight sim, but it's a start [Srimech, Jan 19 2009]

Google Earth Flight Simulator on Marco's Blog http://marco-za.blo...ight-simulator.html
"First of all you'll have to install the latest version of GE. Once you've started it all up, then all you have to do is hit Ctrl+Alt+A . . ." [baconbrain, Jan 22 2009]

Another one... http://earthcontest.com/2/
Not what I remembered from a couple of years ago. [gnomethang, Jan 22 2009]

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       Well, it has topographical information and it wouldnt be too hard to render buildings based on the colour of the image and street views. The only issues would be load times.
miasere, Jan 19 2009
  

       Monster internet connection and some clever software to give details on buildings from the top(ish) view given on Google Earth, but it brings a whole new level of freedom to GTA!!!   

       Might be better for a flight simulator, updating as the world does, without the need to be perfect on buildings.
Skrewloose, Jan 19 2009
  

       There IS a flight sim built into Google Earth. It's hidden, but directions for finding it are available somewhere online (I'll look for a link after I finish my breakfast). I've played it, and it's pretty cool to fly around watching the landscape build up.
baconbrain, Jan 19 2009
  

       Found the link that I learned from. Just press Ctrl+Alt+A in Google Earth, if you want the short method.   

       Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go fly over my house.
baconbrain, Jan 22 2009
  

       Lemme find a link - there is already a 'Risk' Strategy Game being played out there.
gnomethang, Jan 22 2009
  
      
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