Monster Milktruck is a great way to play in Google Earth

We first showed you the Monster Milktruck API demo nearly four years ago, but thanks to a reminder from the Google Earth page on Google+, I went back and played it a bit more. What a fun little game!
If you’re not familiar with it, it’s difficult to call it a “game” because it’s actually just a tech demo; there is no objective, no scoring, and no way to lose a life. That said, it’s remarkably fun to drive around various places in the world with just a few presses of your keypad. As long as you have the Google Earth Plug-in installed (which you most likely do), you can play the game here.

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If you enjoy driving around in the milktruck, you’ll really enjoy Paul van Dinther’s Drive the A-Team van” game from a few years ago. It’s the same basic idea, but with 3D trees, collision detection on the buildings, and missions to accomplish.
This is one of the great things about Google Earth; old games/files will automatically improve over time as better imagery and new 3D buildings are released!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. Amazing! I played this a few years back but the imagery and three dimentional objects are great and a huge improvement!

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