Cube: A Google Maps Experiment

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Developed by advergamesters supreme B-Reel, Cube: A Google Maps Experiment transforms locales across the globe into levels inspired by those maze toys where you must roll a tiny metal ball through a labyrinth, all while highlighting features of Google Maps. A little ephemeral in gameplay, but very, very pretty, Cube is smart futuristic fun.

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Doesn't work on IE9? :(

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cheeken Author Profile Page June 8, 2012 5:39 AM

I got bored after two levels. That said, it is remarkably beautiful and pleasant sounding. And just neat.

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Won't work for firefox either and I have the latest updates. Bummer.

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nextian Author Profile Page June 8, 2012 2:36 PM

Ironically, the second level just reminded me of some... uh... gaps in Google Maps' technology. It's true that it's safe to bike from the ballpark to Coit Tower to... a random tree in Hayes Valley (?) but it also involves some of the most death-defying hills in the city getting in your way. Lacking a topographical overlay, its SF walking suggestions are often brutal.

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I have the WebGL plugin, and that test page works fine. The game loads, and I can see the instructions - but the actual playfield never does, and is only a black screen.

The irony is, I'm trying to play this in the most up-to-date version of Chrome! If this can't play it, what can?

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Jay Author Profile Page June 10, 2012 6:21 PM replied to Apo

I don't know why you're having any issues with it, the latest version of Chrome on both Mac OS X and Windows 7 runs the game without any issues. You can try playing the game from here instead.

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