Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Zombies Attack with Google Maps


Forget check-in applications. The next big trend in location is zombie killing games.

World of the Living Dead is a zombie survival game in which you have to use Google Maps to guide a group of human survivors to safety, successful avoiding or killing the zombie hordes.

Your first goal is to direct your group of survivors to a safe-house. Your group of survivors are shown on the map. The map also displays the nearest safe-houses and a heat map of the density of zombies.

Once you have found a safe-house you are then free to scavenge for extra resources, find other survivors, increase the size of your team and develop the skills of your survivors.

World of the Living Dead

Class 3 Outbreak

Class 3 Outbreak (C3O) is a fully playable Zombie game. The game is a real time strategy zombie game running on Google Maps. C3O gives players the impossible task of holding back waves of zombies with a hopelessly outnumbered police force. Your job is to stamp out infections as they appear on the map, and try to staunch the zombie threat for as long as possible.

In the game you can protect thousands of civilians over a 1km square area. The game includes thousands of map inhabitants each of whom behave individually and interact with the terrain on Google Maps, meaning that characters move under trees, around walls and into buildings.

Street View Zombie Apocalypse

Here's the plan, we take the car. Go to Mum's. Kill Phil, grab Liz, go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over ...

Zombies have taken over the world and, unlike in the movies, they seem to be able to run really fast. To survive you will need to outpace the converging hordes of the undead in Google Maps Street View.

As you run around the streets in Street View you can view the approaching zombies in the inset Google Map. To stay alive you will need to outsmart them and avoid becoming trapped.

Oh, and if you want to pretend you are in Shaun of the Dead, try playing the game outside the location of The Winchester pub in the film (39 Monson Road, New Cross, London, England).

Fleck

Fleck is a a massively-multiplayer online world that actually takes place on Google Maps. In Fleck you can build a house, decorate your neighborhood with plants, shrubs and trees, harvest your plants and, if that all sounds a bit tame, you can even shoot the odd zombie or two.

In the game you can also interact with other players, team-up against zombies, expand your empire by buying restaurants. Restaurants earn you a little extra income and can help other players as well when they buy food from your restaurant to recover a little health.

That's enough for now. I've got some zombies to shoot.

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