Google Maps API Now Open To Developers For More Immersive Real-World Games

There’s been a wave of location-based mobile games announced recently, based on everything from The Walking Dead to Jurassic World. It turns out these games have more in common than just timing: they’re all powered by Google Maps. Today Google is announcing that it’s opening up its ubiquitous mapping platform to allow game developers to more easily create real-world games. The next Pokémon Go might finally be on the way. Google says that its new Maps platform for games is divided into three main parts. First, and most obvious, is that developers who sign up will have access to real-time Google Maps data. As part of this, Google is also launching a new software development kit for Unity, one of the most popular game engines in the world,... Continue reading…

Google Maps API Now Open To Developers For More Immersive Real-World Games

Google has announced that it is launching some new Google Maps APIs that will be a big deal for mobile game developers and studios. Google is now offering a way that will allow game developers ...

Thu 15 Mar 18 from HotHardware

Google opens up Maps API to mobile AR game developers

Map-based augmented reality app Pokémon Go took the mobile gaming market by storm in 2016, quickly surpassing 30 million downloads during its first week on the App Store.

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Techspot

Google opens Maps to bring the real world into games

Pokémon Go and other games that use real-world maps are all the rage, but there's a catch: they typically depend on semi-closed map frameworks that weren't intended ...

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Engadget

Google Maps API goes public, opening the floodgates to Pokemon Go-like worlds

Game developers can use map data and a Unity interface to create AR objects based on real-life geography.

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Techradar

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