This is the seventh in our series showcasing the Google Earth plugin.
Today we are looking at probably the best known app built with the Google Earth plugin: The Monster Milktruck. It was developed in 2008 by Google to showcase the use of the Google Earth plugin. It even has its own Wikipedia page. We looked at it when it first came out. The original version published by Google is broken, because it uses a model from the Sketchup 3D Warehouse, which has since been sold by Google and the URLs have changed. However, we have fixed that bug and resurrected it for your enjoyment. If you have the Google Earth plugin installed and a browser that supports it, you should see the Monster Milktruck game below and be able to play.
To drive: use the buttons, or keyboard arrows (with focus on page).
About Timothy Whitehead
Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
R.I.P., GE Plugin says
Truly pathetic, that Google can not be bothered to fix a simple url issue (probably one line of code) that prevents their flagship example of dynamic animation in Google Earth from being experienced by users.
John Bonifas says
OMG, you fixed it! Now I can fix mine…my version has about 20 teleport buttons and you can change vehicles on the fly