Google Maps Gets Gamification

San Francisco is one of eight levels and the game is basically what life was like prior to Google Maps


You know how Google Maps has always been pretty nifty, but it really was missing a gaming component? Well, Google thinks we think that, thus the company has introduced Google Cube, a game in which you guide a ball through various cities.

The game has eight levels: Manhattan, San Francisco, Paris, London, Tokyo, Las Vegas, the Mall of America and a level that's just a hodgepodge of cities. In the game, you have to get your character (a ball) to a predetermined location. To do this, just drag your cursor along the streets. After you complete a level, you're rewarded with a fun fact about Google Maps.

Of course, you can't use Google Maps to find the best way. In other words, this "game" is essentially "life before Google Maps." Which means it probably doesn't compete too well with other recent gaming news.

Nonetheless, if you're bored and really want to learn about Google Maps while playing a "game," Google Cube is for you!

Via GamesBeat

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