Map Cube Game and other Google Geo News
Google's now jumped into the gaming fray itself with its new Cube game, which places players on a giant, six-panel cube whose faces spin when generating each of eight new levels. No, you're not competing in some grand survival game within a giant Cube (like the movie). Rather, players are instead given a series of tasks that all require you to tilt the cube, Labyrinth-style, to move your marker to a number of targets – all real-life locations.
From what I understand you it's basically a "roll the tiny ball to various targets by rotating the cube" game built on Google Maps. Maybe the coolest thing about it is that it's HTML5?
- PC Mag
Google has brought its cool new enhanced 3D buildings (announced in March) into GoogleMapsGL, the slicker version of the app announced last fall in beta, that runs on selected browsers with the right graphics card.
Now, we’ve brought this enhanced 3D experience to Google MapsGL as well.
Google MapsGL is a true 3D experience affording a perspective called “parallax”, so you can get different views of a building depending on where you pan.
And, if you missed it, we featured the new Google 3D photo tours video over at Directions Magazine last week.
Finally, Google Maps on Android users will want the upgrade announced last week. Several Labs tools are now in the release version:
The update, which is currently live in the Google Play store, adds elevation data to the “Measure” lab, and also adds the scale bar and zoom buttons directly onto the map.