Google Maps to Help Developers to Make Good Real-World Games

Google is opening up Maps so game developers can create the next Pokémon Go

The Walking Dead: Our World to Integrate Real World Locations From Google Maps

This is especially useful for mobile AR developers, as they can now use ARCore to take environments they're building and place them onto local maps, giving players a customized experience no matter their location.

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 terrible lot like Pokémon Go with zombies. Google Maps supplies a worldwide updated map and many places can be viewed at street-level via Google Street View.

The first games to leverage this vast data trove will be Ghostbusters World, Jurassic World Alive and The Walking Dead: Our World, with the latter two closely resembling the gameplay of Pokémon Go. As Google explains, "This means that they can focus on building rich, immersive gameplay without the overhead of scaffolding a global-scale game world". The second part entails a new SDK in collaboration with game development platform Unity. The inclusion of fan favourite characters is an wonderful way to interact with the intricate world the franchise has set up, while being able to also participate with other players. Google will demo the new tools at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week. It touts using Google Cloud as game servers, while it suggests YouTube and Google Play for promotion.

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Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO for Next Games went on to add, "When new buildings or roads are built, we'll have access to them in our game".

Another important feature that has been recently added is the ability for Google Maps Voice navigation in six new Indian languages.

It is worth mentioning that a year ago Google had received a petition started by one Belinda Bradley. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead", "Talking With Chris Hardwick", "Comic Book Men" and "Ride with Norman Reedus".

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