Google Maps GTA’s Liberty City

Gamers fill map with lots of details

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The success of a Google Maps design for Rockstar’s blockbuster $500 million title Grand Theft Auto IV has game site IGN begging gamers for patience with their submitted content.

It ain’t easy getting around Liberty City. Plenty of people want to see Niko Bellic, GTA IV’s protagonist, eat more lead than a pencil factory.

Niko’s tough enough to handle the likes of Dimitri Rascalov, but getting around the streets and missions might be a challenge for newcomers and the impatient. As Search Engine Watch noted, a key aid for these players provides help.

The Liberty City Map at IGN uses Google Maps and its features to provide a huge overview of the sprawling game city. Gamers submit content to IGN, who reviews it and places it on the big map.

So many submissions rolled in, IGN begged gamers to ease up a bit. “Due to the sheer amount of submissions from all you pimps, the review process is taking longer than expected. Please do not submit the same marker twice out of fear your submission didn’t go through.”

The map is the ultimate game guide. Thanks to the enthusiastic gamers submitting content and edits, players may find missions, vehicles, and even a few Easter eggs there (look in the square in front of the museum for one.)

Gotta roll. Niko’s got a date with Kate; I wonder how things will work out with her….

Google Maps GTA’s Liberty City
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  • Guest

    it is the best game i ever played

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Adam – Creare Web Design

    That really is quite a good use of Web 2.0 technologies, I wonder if a 3D model could be created in the same way? I like the way the players can also interact with it by adding new features.



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