What if you could use Google Earth to wage a virtual war and capture territories?
That’s exactly what Mickey Mellen did, eight years ago when he created GE War. Today, the game – run by the community that plays it – is still going strong, albeit still in developmental stages. Nonetheless, 1 300 cities feature in the game, and players can gather resources to trade with or build their armies. There are even nuclear attacks for attacks – because virtual war is serious business, and you have to protect your population from the inevitable.
For a community this old chances are that newcomers might be left a little intimidated and lost in the mire. Thankfully, GE War now has a boot camp tutorial for newcomers – and the only requirement is that you have Google Earth installed to play.