Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Maps in the Unity Game Engine

Google today released a pretty amazing game which allows you to fly over the Himalayas, run up mountains and skate upon icy lakes. Verne - The Himalayas uses Google Map's 3d imagery to create a game world which you can explore as a Yeti named Verne.

The game uses Google Map's 3d imagery inside the Unity Game Engine. By coincidence Mapbox today published open-sourced code on Github which allows you to use Mapbox maps within Unity. If you want to use real-world locations in your Unity created games or create the next Pokemon Go type game then you might want to check-out the brief instructions to using the Mapbox plug-in for Unity on the Mapbox blog.

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