Sunday, April 01, 2012

Google Maps Tower Defence

Earlier today I created a pretty poor 8-bit Map Quest game using the Google Maps 8-bit NES map tiles. It didn't take long for Duncan Barclay to completely overshadow my pathetic efforts.

MapsTD is an amazing tower defence game built using the Google Maps API and the new 8-bit map tiles. I can't begin to imagine how Duncan could have put this together so quickly.

In the game you can choose from a number of location around the world. When you have selected a location you then have to defend it from attackers by strategically placing your defence towers. If you've ever played a Tower Defence game you should know what to expect. If you haven't then where have you been for the last few years?

Now go play - it is amazing!


Duncan Barclay said...

Thanks for the great comments!

I have to admit that I've actually been making it for a few weeks now, and quickly hacked together the 8-bit view last night. It was total luck that Google came out with that just before I planned to launch.

Putting that together in only a day really would be a superhuman effort.

Thanks again,

Stephan Schielke said...

Best browser tower defense game!