Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Nokia's location-based driving movile game with real-world maps

At the recent CES at Las Vegas, Nokia announced details of its new location-based racing game. Ovi Maps Racing uses Ovi Maps to form the tracks you'll be racing your cars around. The racing itself is in a top-down view resembling the classic Micro Machines. The phone's GPS function can track down where the player lives and allow him/her to use 2D maps of the local area for the game. Additionally, the game will also let you do the same for anywhere else in the world.

A very cool concept, sadly only in 2D at the moment. Could however see this working in 3D at some point in the near future (interface with Google Earth?) which would give it even more value. Check it out at the video above.

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