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Verne: The Himalayas — Google Maps’ 3D imagery game

Posted in Android Application, Augmented Reality, Game, and Technology

Verne: The Himalayas — Google’s map team has recently launched a unique game entitled “Verne: The Himalayas – Explore 3D Google Maps imagery as a 500 ft Yeti” featuring a 500ft character whose name is Yeti. The game is more on an educational where the player can learn about the region while playing with characters.

In Himalayas game, the region is Himalayas and the characters are yeti, argali and Yeti’s best friend Yak.

Verne: The Himalayas


Argali looks like a mountain goat can be spotted in Himalayan region like Leh ladakh or Nepal and they are very good mountaineer who can easily climb mountain.

Verne: The Himalayas

Yak is a long-haired bovid can be found in entire region of Himalayas and is a best friend of the people stays in Himalayas. Here is the photograph of Yak carrying heavy luggage of the people commuting from one place to others in Himalayas.

The app team says,

For years, Google Maps has been adding 3D imagery from all over the world – New York City, the Grand Canyon, Mont Blanc, and more. A few of us started wondering if this 3D imagery could make learning about the world a bit more fun for kids. We started playing with quick prototypes, and even brainstormed with our own kids to get inspired by their sense of curiosity.

Our idea became a new, experimental app called Verne: The Himalayas. It invites you to explore the Himalayas as a 500 foot Yeti named Verne. You can run up Mt. Everest, chase yaks, discover bits of information, ride a jetpack, play Himalayan instruments, and more. We’re excited to share it today as a fun way for anyone to take a summer trip to the tallest mountain range in the world.

The map technology in Pokemon Go is the backbone of the app and the fine creation backed by Google map technology. This is the best example of collaboration between augmented reality and Google map imagery technology.

Currently the game is only available on Android platform and no updates available about the launch on iOS or other platforms.

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