Over the years, Google has accumulated copious amounts of public mapping data, thanks to services such as Google Earth and Google Maps.
"With Google Maps, we can count on providing the most up-to-date location data, meaning that when new buildings or roads are built, we'll have them in our game", said Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen in the announcement. Perhaps, Pokemon Go would have been less of a disaster upon release if it had access to some Maps data.
Developer Next Games has revealed the first proper gameplay trailer for The Walking Dead: Our World, its new augmented reality mobile game based on popular AMD TV series - and, yes, it looks an bad lot like Pokémon Go with zombies.
Google will present a demo of the new Google Maps Unity engine at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco next week if you care to give it a test. Google Maps APIs helped us incorporate the real-world, user relevant locations into our game. To develop such a game, developers usually need to rely on semi-closed map frameworks that aren't typically intended for game development. It will be playable at GDC next week, so we can expect more details soon. These games were announced previously, but the integration with Maps is a pleasant surprise. The real world objects become GameObjects in the Unity engine, so two games might look entirely different even though they're using the same starting data.
Would you be all-in on a Google Maps powered Ghostbusters game?
In a post on the Geo Developers blog, Google writes: "Game studios can easily reimagine our world as a medieval fantasy, a bubble gum candy land, or a zombie-infested post-apocalyptic city".
Prosecutors seek death penalty for Nikolas Cruz
Borges' family has filed notice that they will sue Florida authorities to seek money to cover the cost of his recovery. Florida voters may get a chance to decide whether or not they want to approve new gun control restrictions.
Hundreds Of Teachers, State Workers Protest SB 1
They carried a photo of their teacher parents protesting at the Capitol 30 years ago over another pension bill they did not like. Senate President Robert Stivers said her bill needed to be fixed so it would not create a criminal offense for pharmacists.