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Google Maps First-Person Shooter Shot Down by Google
December 13, 2011 11:10 AM
Developers have used the
Google Maps API
) for some pretty fun and incredible projects. There was that interactive Arcade Fire music video
The Wilderness Downtown
which incorporated Street View images of our homes for a nostalgic shot in the arm. Binary Space put us in the middle of
taking place in front of our offices. And where would we be without our
) or Android displaying an aerial view of
within a few blocks of us?
But a Dutch ad agency called
simplified the interactive structure and just embedded us into Google Street View locations with an M4A1 assault rifle.
Dubbed Google Shoot View, the simulator provides the normal first-person perspective of Google Street View and overlays a big, hulking weapon in your sights. Players can fire upon everything in their view, but since no person, vehicle, or building reacts to the attack, the game isn't so much
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
) as it is a stress reliever for a deeply disturbed individual.
Here's a video of the game in action:
Strangely enough, Google had a problem with its API being used to simulate a full-on deadly assault of innocent bystanders and
shut down the API for Google Shoot View
. As of now, the site just bears the phrase "Ctrl + alt + delete" indicating a refresh is coming. Earlier, a message expanded upon that sentiment and read, "Google has apparently killed the link to their API." Adding, "Sorry for the inconvenience. We will be back."
But in the interest of topping itself, maybe Pool Worldwide pulls a
and uses the Google Earth API for a li'l global thermonuclear war.
So for those with a thirst for the blood of the innocent will either have to wait for the refresh, take to their
) for some hardcore carnage, or you know, just flip on BBC World News.
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