Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Making of MINI Maps


MINI Maps on Facebook is one of the best Google Maps driving games ever.

When I first reviewed the game back in June I was particularly impressed with the game's track creation and collision detection features. Thanks to Unit9.apps, the creators of the game (together with DDB Paris), we now have some clues as to how they put the game together.

In the MINImaps Case Study Unit9.apps have put together a step-by-step explanation of the game's creation from brief through to finished game. For example, the collision detection was created using image analysis of Google Maps to calculate and visualise the boundaries of the roads.

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