Rally racing in Google Earth

Late last year we told you about YoubeQ, a social network that exists inside of Google Earth. It had some interesting ideas, and they’re starting to expand out.
The latest from them is rally game that runs via the Google Earth Plugin. The game itself is still a bit rough around the edges, but it’s very ambitious. They use a very impressive physics engine, and it’s certainly the best Google Earth Plugin-based racing game we’ve seen so far (though “Drive the A-Team Van” is still pretty awesome).

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They’ve build a Chrome Web App for the game, which already has over 15,000 installations, or you can simply play the game through a standard browser window at youbeq.com/rally.
Going forward, they plan other gaming applications inside of YoubeQ and it could become a great gaming platform for Google Earth. For more about this rally game, try it for yourself using the links above or watch the video below to see it in action:

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. Fun to play (on FF3.6) … but why build a Chrome app? I thought it had been established that the GE Plugin runs like absolute shit on Chrome. Anyone have luck?

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