Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New map games

A bunch of things are emerging, both in terms of online map games (OMG!) and research that look at what these creations have to offer. Some of the more interesting example from my own navigation is MapAttack from Geoloqi, and the new Google Maps promo game. Both offer some entertainment and fun, although I must say that I quickly stopped thinking about the real places when I played cube, and just treated it as a marble board with obstacles. On the research horizon I recently found one of the first journal papers reporting from the geospatial domain by Alenka Poplin in Hamburg who looks at the potential uses of online serious games for public participation in urban planning.