National Geographic to create video games

November 19, 2008

National Geographic will start creating games to promote “geographic knowledge,” and I am curious to play the games if merely for the visuals, as the magazine’s photographs are always stunning.

It would be interesting if one could actually learn say how to navigate a foreign city through playing one of these games. Memorizing maps such as De_dust2 or a map on a broader scale (such as any of the ones from the Zelda games) is just something that gamers do; to be able to use this knowledge IRL would be fantastic.

Source

Advertisements

One Response to “National Geographic to create video games”

  1. Carl Carlson said

    Geography games! nice.. I tend to doubt it will model real world stuff though. Most work I’ve ever heard done with that is the spider-man games, where they’ve modeled new york in it’s entirety. I’m betting the games will be closer to the maze game from Encarta 97 (if anyone remembers that). Which i’m not saying is a bad thing, i just doubt it’ll be the “run around a correctly mapped city” sort of game.
    PS Weird coincidence i just found a geography game
    http://www.arcadenoid.com/where-on-earth.html

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: