Pilot ships through Google Earth

Paul van Dinther, one of the folks we work with, has released a ship simulation game that uses Google Earth for its “terrain” data:

PlanetInAction.com released a new simulation game called Ships. In Ships you take the helm from a choice of 3D ships. What is special about this game is that it makes use of the rich 3D data present in Google Earth. The entire world is your playground.

“Ships” is a graphically rich environment with intricate visual effects that runs right inside your web-browser. All you need is a small Google Earth plugin. Take control now of the majestic Queen Mary 2 and hit the authentic fog horn as you leave the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. If water is not your thing then why not climb aboard the airship Hindenburg and check-out the Swiss alps.

Have fun sailing around the (real) world!

21 May 2009 by Ben    one comment

One comment

Vladimir 25 Jun 2009, 18:19 link

I’ve been playing it but can’t they release an open source version which anyone can edit for personal use?

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