Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Google Brings Maps API To The Unity Engine

Google Brings Maps API To The Unity Engine

In an attempt to make public transit more accessible for that portion of the population, Google is introducing new "wheelchair accessible" routes in Maps' transit navigation, starting with six major cities. The upcoming iOS/Android game will apparently utilize Google Maps in providing a pretty accurate location-based user experience.

Wheelchair-accessible routes depend on whether a station has accessible stops, platforms, entrances, and exits. Television shows have off periods and The Walking Dead: Our World AR game offers a way for fans to stay active in the community in between episodes.

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Google Maps is providing the location data, meaning that, says Next Games, "when new buildings or roads are built, they'll be in the game, creating an immersive and realistic experience tied to the players' location".

Google said that it will be showing off the new Maps gaming tools at the 2018 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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"We are excited to partner with Google Maps, inarguably the best maps product in the world".

Developers can choose particular buildings and locations and transform them into in-game elements. Presently, Google is making it simple for any game engineer to do a similar thing with Google Maps through the Unity game engine.

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This is especially useful for mobile AR developers, as they can now use ARCore to take environments they're building and place them onto local maps, giving players a customized experience no matter their location. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul", "Fear the Walking Dead", "Into the Badlands", "Humans", "Preacher", "The Son" and the forthcoming "Dietland", "The Terror", "Lodge 49", and "McMafia". With no limits on what data from Google Maps you can access, you can use famous landmarks across the globe as the centerpiece for your video game. With the new option, users will be able to hunt for dinosaurs in real-world locations.

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