Beastie Boys Create Google Earth Driving Game

The Beastie Boys have released a little game to help promote an album on their web site. The game lets you drive around a police car like a mad man using the Google Earth plugin. You can start up some Beastie Boys music in the upper right while playing the game. Use the cursor keys to drive around. Find some hills to jump in the air. (Unfortunately, at the moment the game isn’t working. The developer didn’t properly register his API key, so the application is temporarily disabled.) You can see what the game looks like in this video clip:

Actually, it’s pretty simple to create your own game like this. The game is based on a sample application by Google called Monster Milktruck . The only difference with the Beastie Boys version is the use of the police car 3D model, and the fact you can play some of their music along with the game.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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