Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April fool's quest

April fool's weekend is over and I will admit that I fell for one of the jokes, the Google Maps Quest (see Brett Molina's USA Today report here including links to some funny landmarks). The regular interface was mysteriously appended with a Quest layer when I launched it on Saturday morning. Being a GeoGame evangelist I was obviously overexcited to see this playful addition to Google's services and started to look around for clues on how to play/use it. Some time later I realized my embarrassment but it was a fun joke, see this YouTube video. Although, as readers of this blog will know, I do not usually joke around when it comes to online map games (OMG!)  If you missed it you can still look around in the Quest mode here. We stay tuned for Google's next step into the OMG! world.