Fast Co Design: Google Maps’ Cool New Tool Turns Your Real City Into A Game

Fast Co Design: Google Maps’ Cool New Tool Turns Your Real City Into A Game. “Google wants to make bringing our real world into video games easier. And it wants to make putting video games into our real world easier, too. So it’s integrating the Google Maps API–currently used by all sorts of apps with maps on your phone–with the popular Unity video game engine. That means the service’s 100 million 3D buildings, roads, and landmarks from 200 countries around the globe have been translated into so-called ‘GameObjects’ in Unity.”