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Endgame- Google Maps RTS (beta)

CmdrTaco posted more than 7 years ago | from the something-to-play-with dept.

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jshanman writes "Play the first Google Maps RTS! Online players (2-25) randomly receive a set of countries with troop hitpoints based on real world population data. To play: attack neutral and enemy countries in an effort to try to take over the world. You have a 20% chance of receiving more troops when you overtake an enemy country. More features to come! (currently in public beta status)."

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RTS Idea (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885029)

2 - 25 Players all eat my bag at the same time.

Fuckers.

Winner: Slashdot (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885033)

Nuff said.

New Server (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15886864)

http://s173754370.onlinehome.us/endgame/news.php [onlinehome.us]

After a good slashdot thrashin' I decided it was finally time to break down and get a host, at least for this application. Let's just hope I don't use up the 500GB bandwidth too fast...

Server is up and running. Slashdot - Endgame 1:1 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15886967)

How long until the 2:1???

Currently /. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885036)

All your maps are belong to us !

Re:Currently /. (2)

ooMissioNoo (994313) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885278)

yes... all your maps... and 19.999999999% of your armys. MWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

Already slashdotted (1, Informative)

rminsk (831757) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885037)

The site is already slashdotted.

Re:Already slashdotted (5, Informative)

moresheth (678206) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885110)

Perhaps we can look at some other games using Google Maps.

http://moloko.itc.it/trustmetricswiki/moin.cgi/Gam esOnGoogleMaps [moloko.itc.it]

Re:Already slashdotted (1)

morie (227571) | more than 7 years ago | (#15887502)

they suggest a "marathon of New York" game. I had some flashbacks to the left-richt keying.joystick-movements on the summer games variants of the Tandy TRS-80 or C64. 100m was quite enough.

Re:Already slashdotted (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885260)

You would think for a Google Beta product that wouldn't happen. Maybe they're losing their edge?

Re:Already slashdotted (3, Informative)

j_snare (220372) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885446)

I hate to point out that it's not a Google product here, it's a third party who uses Google Maps, and it is in beta.

Re:Already slashdotted (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885586)

Well I removed the CMS, so only guest accounts based on cookies will work. I guess I knew that it would probably take my site down, but I really wanted to get the word out. Soon, I'll get a real host.

I've been contacted by a few people offering to host mirrors, but the application uses a database and such, so it would be complicated to transfer.

Good luck, and I hope it continues to work.

- JS

Re:Already slashdotted (1)

budgenator (254554) | more than 7 years ago | (#15886611)

posted at 6:30 and it got slashdoted, five hours later its still slashdotted.

Re:Already slashdotted (1)

budgenator (254554) | more than 7 years ago | (#15886636)

Now I'm impressed, after five minutes of spinning on the hosted server, a text only static page gave a link to an alternate server, a personal server in his basement and it works, a bit slow but it works!

No matter what i'm taking Lebannon (4, Funny)

EmperorKagato (689705) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885038)

I'm in your base, killing your doods!

Re:No matter what i'm taking Lebannon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885139)

Re:No matter what i'm taking Lebannon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885207)

In that case it's time to play the Prez by clearing some brush back in TX.

Special Rules for the Player Playing "Islam:" (-1, Troll)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885543)

1. The Sleeper Cell Rule: You may choose up to six countries to place your markers initially,

2. The Kill-Us-All-You-Want-We'll-Make-More Rule: For every three markers of your opponents that you capture you must sacrifice one of your own markers.

3. The Race-Hatred Rule: You get a +3 on the dice roll and two column shifts if you are attacking a predominantly Jewish nation, but if more than two of your markers are adjacent to Jewish-held territory you *must* attack that territory, until either your markers or your opponents are completely eliminated.


hmmmm, did I miss any...?

Re:Special Rules for the Player Playing "Islam:" (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885878)

How about doing the Special Rules for the Player Playing "Jewish:"

1. The War Crime Rule: Commit massive war crimes in direct violation of the Geneva Convention on all your neighbours. Claim it was justified defence.

2. Get Paid by The Americans: Fund your efforts to destroy neighbouring countries and their infrastructure with American money. Claim you have international backing for your destruction.

3. The Race-Hatred Rule: You get a +3 on the dice roll and two column shifts if you are attacking a predominantly Muslim nation, but if more than two of your markers are adjacent to Muslim-held territory you *must* attack that territory, until either your markers or your opponents are completely eliminated.

4. The Apartheid-At-Home Rule: After annexing areas like Jerusalem in direct violation of UN rulings, make the resident muslim populations nothing more than a repressed majority by taking away their citizenship, restricting their passage between parts of their own country and preventing them from having the ability to vote, or participate as equal citizens. Randomly refuse them access back to their birthplace and place innocent people in jail for indeterminate times.

5. The Fraudulently-Use-Other-Countries-As-Cover Rule: Label products produced in Israel as being made in Canada and other countries to sell to Middle-Eastern countries. Don't get permission to commit these frauds. Send in Mossad agents to various countries using fake passports of countries like Canada and New Zealand. Lie to Canada and New Zealand about doing it. Use these Mossad agents to murder innocent people.

I know I've forgotten some, but that should even things up a little.

Re:Special Rules for the Player Playing "Islam:" (3, Funny)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885954)

that should even things up a little

Sorry, I'm afraid you're way behind:

Post As An AC: Deduct 2 Points

Be Un-Funny: Deduct 5 Points

Credit The UN With Any Relevance: Lose a Turn

Gee, you sure you still want to play? Your heart just doesn't seem to be in the game...

Re:Special Rules for the Player Playing "Islam:" (0)

WilliamSChips (793741) | more than 7 years ago | (#15886080)

Post As An AC: Deduct 2 Points
That one I can agree with.
Be Un-Funny: Deduct 5 Points
Call kettle black while being pot: Deduct 3 points
Gee, you sure you still want to play? Your heart just doesn't seem to be in the game...
Again losing three points...are you sure you want to do this?

Re:Special Rules for the Player Playing "Islam:" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15887865)

I see the little green football masses are out in force today on Slashdot.

You morons.

Re:No matter what i'm taking Lebannon (1)

FinchWorld (845331) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885601)

Also see this [weebls-stuff.com] for more dood killing.

doa (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885039)

dead on arrival

how to slashdot in under a minute (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885045)

a pinch of google
a touch of RTS
a vat of nerds.

slashdotted before first post (-1, Redundant)

Mostly a lurker (634878) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885048)

Is this a record?

Re:slashdotted before first post (1)

tpjunkie (911544) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885104)

you must be new here...

Re:slashdotted before first post (2, Funny)

Millenniumman (924859) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885335)

Ironically, your UID is a lot higher than his.

Re:slashdotted before first post (1)

lokiomega (596833) | more than 7 years ago | (#15886585)

And ironically yours is higher than his.

Re:slashdotted before first post (1)

Millenniumman (924859) | more than 7 years ago | (#15886915)

How is that ironic? He suggested that the original poster was new, while he has a far higher UID. I was just pointing that out.

Beyond that, his is a lot higher than the person he replied to, while mine is only a little higher than his.

nuclear launch detected (1)

saiha (665337) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885052)

sounds cool, though perhaps they should have kept it in closed beta

How about a game of Chess? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885057)

No. Lets play Global (ThermoNuclear) War.

Re:How about a game of Chess? (1)

Rockenreno (573442) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885116)

No. Lets play Global (ThermoNuclear) War.
Let's [everyone-dies.com]

Re:How about a game of Chess? (0, Redundant)

sho222 (834270) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885290)

The only winning move is not to play.

Re:How about a game of Chess? (1)

doti (966971) | more than 7 years ago | (#15888076)

There's no winning move.
Everybody dies, including the non-playing ones.

Re:How about a game of Chess? (1)

spezz (150943) | more than 7 years ago | (#15888129)

Funny you should bring that up. The Darwinia developers have gone ahead and made a loving tribute to WarGames and the WOPR with Defcon. [everyone-dies.com]

Game Over (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885060)

Wellp, after the first round of play, it appears that winner of the first ever Google Maps RTS is Slashdot and the loser is the endeavorpub.com server.

By any chance was the beta test ... (5, Funny)

monopole (44023) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885062)

...Held at the White House?

Re:By any chance was the beta test ... (0, Troll)

Foofoobar (318279) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885183)

Yes and it was played by a bunch of monkeys.

Re:By any chance was the beta test ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15887820)

As the t-shirt says:

"George Bush and Son"

"Family Butchers"

"Est. 1967"

RTS? (1)

Enoxice (993945) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885063)

Page isn't loading for me (/. already?) so I'll admit I'm speaking without R-ingTFA, but is it an RTS?

As in a Real Time Strategy? As in a Real-Time Risk. That sounds like pure chaos. I like the concept of a Google Maps game, but it would sound better as a turn-based (a la www.lastknights.com perhaps) game IMO.

The Nuke of all Nukes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885064)

Just like most RTS games have this one killer spell or attack type you can unleash, they've just realized they got pwn3d by Cowboyneal using the slashdot effect. All your base are belong to slashdot. You have no chance to survive, make your time.

Good idea! (5, Funny)

peterfa (941523) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885066)

Excellent idea posting a link to a MMORPG with the word 'Google' in there somewhere, on a freakin' nerds' site... poor, poor server.

Missed /. game opportunity! (1)

rts008 (812749) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885400)

Here is where /. is dropping the ball. We could be even more entertained here if /. would take advantage of this. (would require streaming video in a small window on the /. page)

WTF? you ask? Glad you asked, 'cause here goes:

Redo /.'s website (have another contest!) to display a small video window on the main page that plays 5-10 second clips from the "/. Server's a Smokin' WebCam" for each story on the main page, (would cycle through all the vid's for each story on the main page) then on each article's page the video would be a constant stream from that cam-not 5-10 second clips.

When an article is submitted, then gets accepted, before it gets put on the website, /. sends in their team of ninja monkey robots to plant the webcam in the server room, then post TFA.

Then we can all vote/bet/predict how long the server will survive, winner gets mod points of karma, or whatever.

Added intertainment value if cam also gets a good shoot of the poor bastards that have to deal with that new high dollar server that just puddled on the floor!

Just a thought. ;)

Re:Missed /. game opportunity! (1)

peterfa (941523) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885530)

You can send the /. crew your idea... you can even get the source yourself and code something for them. They have a lot of work on their hands, they'll appreciate this.

Re:Good idea! (1)

knifey (976510) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885592)

Well, we could post articles with inventive links to see which servers we can overload. A kind of slashdot nerd powered DoS with a game behind it.
Of course coming up with suitable text to get enough people to follow the links would be the hard part of the game.
I think I have a start on some rules at www.knifey.org [microsoft.com] . :-)

Slashdotted? (2, Funny)

indiancowboy (637150) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885068)

Wait a minute, does that mean people are now reading the story?

Re:Slashdotted? (1)

EmperorKagato (689705) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885088)

If you are a subscriber, you had an opportunity to.

I had just enough time to create my account and finish creating my profile. Looks like i won't be playing anytime soon.

Mirrorless? (1, Funny)

EmperorKagato (689705) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885071)

I was thinking about creating a mirror and posting the link to my host. I'm not risking my server blowing up.

That's fast (2, Funny)

Pykasye (814219) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885078)

Zero to Slashdotted in 10 minutes!

Re:That's fast (1)

peterfa (941523) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885252)

No, seconds... there very first post is a reference to the fact that it was /.ed... you know how long it takes for the first post to appear...

Re:That's fast (2, Funny)

GrumblyStuff (870046) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885574)

So, what, are you saying we can do better?

Diplomacy (2, Interesting)

Speare (84249) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885107)

The game of Diplomacy, except 80 years in the future. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005EBA0 [amazon.com]

Re:Diplomacy (2, Interesting)

flooey (695860) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885122)

The game of Diplomacy, except 80 years in the future. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005EBA0 [amazon.com]

You can play it over e-mail as well. www.diplom.org [diplom.org] is a good place to start.

Re:Diplomacy (1)

roscivs (923777) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885347)

I haven't been able to figure out how to get somebody else to be a judge on www.diplom.org (so that me and six other friends can play a game over email). Any pointers?

Re:Diplomacy (1)

flooey (695860) | more than 7 years ago | (#15886776)

I haven't been able to figure out how to get somebody else to be a judge on www.diplom.org (so that me and six other friends can play a game over email). Any pointers?

Just in terms of terminology, judges are computers that run software to determine the results of moves and so forth. You're probably looking for a GM, which is a neutral person who does the administrative work of setting up and running a game on a judge. If you've got six friends together who want to play, feel free to e-mail me at flooey at gmail dot com and I can set a game up for you guys and help you get going.

Re:Diplomacy (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885141)

I'm working on keeping the site up! But it's a computer in my basement on my DSL connection! Please keep checking back often and I'll try to keep it up :)

When it does work again, please contribute your ideas on the forum. Thanks!

- JS

Voyager? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885113)

Phew. From the title I was afraid it was based on the Worst Episode Ever.

Dick (4, Informative)

Punboy (737239) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885120)

Whoever posted this to slashdot is a dick. He says he's running it off a home server.

Re:Dick (2, Informative)

C-Shalom (969608) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885149)

Yea, IP lookup shows it's DSL by Ameritech

Re:Dick (5, Funny)

edmudama (155475) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885151)

Look at the email address of the submitter, it appears to be the owner of the server.

Guess he wanted to test the smoke alarm in his home office.

Re:Dick (1)

operagost (62405) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885209)

Hey, that sounds like a great idea? Can you help a brother out [galtrader.com] ?

Re:Dick (5, Informative)

kevin_conaway (585204) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885152)

Relax, it was the author himself that submitted it.

jshanman (endeavorpub@sbcglobal.net) writes "Play the first Google Maps RTS ! Online players (http://www.endeavorpub.com/endgame)

He should have known better

Re:Dick (2, Insightful)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885228)

Considering the article submitter doesn't know the difference between overtaking and taking over, I don't hold out much hope for the game if the author and submitter are one and the same.

Re:Dick (1)

ack154 (591432) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885258)

Even beyond that... submitting a DSL hosted game to Slashdot isn't very intelligent.

Re:Dick (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885310)

Hmm... I have a server running at home on a 20Mbps fiber connection. I have always been curious if my connection could handle a slashdotting. Maybe I should create a game and give it a shot.

Kamchatka! (1)

Kreisler (992371) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885161)

How do I get Kamchatka on Google maps! I have to have Kamchatka to r00lz the W0|2ld!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yes.. (4, Funny)

konigstein (966024) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885166)

but can it find sarah connor?

Re:yes.. (2, Funny)

Footix (972079) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885554)

Dude, Fark is thataway.

0% chance (4, Funny)

hoggoth (414195) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885168)

> You have a 20% chance of receiving more troops when you overtake an enemy country

You have a 0% chance of getting through to the server.

Re:0% chance (1)

operagost (62405) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885227)

Getting your web server slashdotted is truly an honor. Kind of a Klingon honor, though, as your crispy CPU is whisked off to Sto-vo-kor [wikipedia.org] .

First nothing! (5, Informative)

bunbuntheminilop (935594) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885176)

RISK using the google API. [slashdot.org]

Granted, its not REAL TIME. Then again, the game in this post doesn't exactly sound like its real time does it? Not that I could see, because the poor server has probably burst into flames.

Actually, now that I think about it, maybe its the same developer. Can someone confirm/deny?

If that's the first Google Maps-based RTS... (4, Interesting)

Ant P. (974313) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885181)

What's this? [cybernations.net]

Re:If that's the first Google Maps-based RTS... (1)

WilliamSChips (793741) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885494)

A poor ripoff of NationStates(which fell down the tube about a year ago) with Google Maps.

Yes!! (1)

nascarguy27 (984493) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885193)

Risk for nerds!! Awesome! Oh wait.....

Re:Yes!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885389)

Sorry, but is there a Risk game that's *not* for nerds?

/. editors: (2, Insightful)

snib (911978) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885264)

Perhaps when a story is submitted for /. the person looking at it should look around for something like...

DISCLAIMER: This is currently hosted on my personal server in my basement. Uptime cannot be guaranteed.

When are they going to set up a mirror system for the story articles??

Re:/. editors: (1)

Millenniumman (924859) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885358)

They can't set one up until it is written. The code for Slashdot is open source, so if you want a mirror system, write one.

It should be named Slashcache.

Re:/. editors: (1)

EmperorKagato (689705) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885555)

no
SlashdotSave [slashdotsave.com]

Coming Soon!

FAQ http://slashdot.org/faq/suggestions.shtml#su90 (2, Informative)

peterfa (941523) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885387)

Slashdot should cache pages to prevent the Slashdot Effect!

Sure, it's a great idea, but it has a lot of implications. For example, commercial sites rely on their banner ads to generate revenue. If I cache one of their pages, this will mess with their statistics, and mess with their banner ads. In other words, this will piss them off.

Of course, most of the time, the commercial sites that actually have income from banner ads easily withstand the Slashdot Effect. So perhaps we could draw the line at sites that don't have ads. They are, after all, much more likely to buckle under the pressure of all those unexpected hits. But what happens if I cache the site, and they update themselves? Once again, I'm transmitting data that I shouldn't be, only this time my cache is out of date!

I could try asking permission, but do you want to wait 6 hours for a cool breaking story while we wait for permission to link someone?

So the quick answer is: "Sure, caching would be neat." It would make things a lot easier when servers go down, but it's a complicated issue that would need to be thought through in great detail before being implemented.

Answered by: CmdrTaco

Last Modified: 6/14/00

Must be a slow news day... (0, Offtopic)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885277)

Forget Google. I'm more concern about the actual events going on in the Middle East. With the latest "we broke this major terrorist plot" splashed on the U.S. front page, news out of the Middle East is being drown out.

Re:Must be a slow news day... (1)

charlesbakerharris (623282) | more than 7 years ago | (#15886380)

OH NOES! The news in the middle east has been drowned out for a day! Will it ever come back?

Google Maps Flight Simulator + GE Games (2, Informative)

Lord Satri (609291) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885370)

http://www.gewar.net/ [gewar.net]
http://www.googleearthing.com/ [googleearthing.com]
and
http://googleearthgame.com/ [googleearthgame.com]

And the strangest... the Google Maps Flight Simulator [isoma.net]

Re:Google Maps Flight Simulator + GE Games (2, Interesting)

advocate_one (662832) | more than 7 years ago | (#15887192)

And the strangest... the Google Maps Flight Simulator

and the saddest comment on current times is in his FAQ...

WON'T TERRORISTS USE THIS TO PLAN 9/11 TYPE ATTACKS?
They could. or they could use google maps, yahoo maps, msn mapping etc
While i realise its a sensitive issue even including New York in there it's up to
individuals to treat it as it's intended: a game about flying.

Webmaster Sabbotage (2, Insightful)

Czaries (980959) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885410)

Judging by the email address given before the quote in this article, the author of this game submitted the article to /. himself. I can understand wanting some free advertising and traffic, but posting something like this on /. is just asking for your server to be brought down. This webmaster sabbotaged his own servers, probably without even knowing it.

Re:Webmaster Sabbotage (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885904)

I don't think people truly appreciate the /. effect until they have been on the receiving end of one. I have been once. A page I was co-hosting got posted to /. at about 1 pm, by the end of the first day we had logged over 30,000 hits.

Melted Router: the game. (4, Funny)

neo (4625) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885534)

Yes, you've drawn the attention of hundreds of thousands of net savy game players... and your $100 linksys router has all the LEDs melted off the front and there is smoke coming from the ethernet cable. Good job. You're well on your way to returning us to the 1999 when people said they could do anything on the web and then failed to be able to keep up with demand.

You've just relived the dot-com bomb.

Best Google Earth flight "sim" I've seen (1)

DavidV (167283) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885769)

http://www.isoma.net/games/goggles.html

Play Risk for Free, and no ads (2, Interesting)

bryanbrunton (262081) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885776)

I recently released my version of web-based Risk, called Grand Strategy.

It features team games, leader board and a variety of game styles.

What's more it is free and there are no ads. It is an Ajax app so it runs very smooth. Check it out here:

Grand Strategy [denizengames.com]

My God! Google got Slashdotted!! (1)

bobosity (994267) | more than 7 years ago | (#15885915)

Maybe Slashdot should be looking at that IPO. Remember: You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning.

Brilliant Bait-n-Switch Attack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15885989)

Brilliant!

1. Create A Really Cool App(TM) that nerds would be interested in.
2. Submit it to slashdot.
3. Editor likes it and posts it to front page.
4. Set your trigger so that once your traffic starts to rise sharply, automatically switch you nice, slashdot editor friendly page with a message that claims that you "were slashdotted, but you can keep trying the A Really Cool App(TM) at this link", all the while, attacking the slashdot visitors with a zero-day cross-browser cross-platform worm/trojan/baddie.
5. ???
6. Profit!

So, how many of us were infected?

G'day!

Weapons of Mass Destruction (1)

max909 (619312) | more than 7 years ago | (#15886187)

What if one country get the Weapons of Mass Destruction :)

Re:Weapons of Mass Destruction (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15886954)

New (real) host:
http://s173754370.onlinehome.us/endgame/ [onlinehome.us]
http://www.gmworldwar.com/ [gmworldwar.com] - coming soon

This is not the same as the previous Google Maps Risk, nor is it the same developer. I was never able to see the original gmRisk, it was taken down before I found it...

Anyway, enjoy, now that it's working.

- JS

Google should mirror google api! (1)

hardaker (32597) | more than 7 years ago | (#15887044)

Then it wouldn't have gotten slashdotted... you could google for google games and click the google cache link instead!

Used for practice (2, Funny)

Kwesadilo (942453) | more than 7 years ago | (#15887343)

I'll bet the higher-level employees at Google use this to practice for project It's Not A Game (working title).

Slashdotted already? (1)

dapho (939695) | more than 7 years ago | (#15887397)

Bah! I was looking forward to some hardcore Google Maps action!

So much for the interesting commentary. (2, Insightful)

Mike Peel (885855) | more than 7 years ago | (#15887604)

I came here looking for comments on the moral aspects of the game - is it right to let people practice war on real-life maps, with points based on how much of civilization you flatten? - or otherwise decent, interesting comments. Instead, I read a series of "The site is already slashdotted." Not quite what I was after...

I guess I must be new here.
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