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Google Earth MMO coming soon – want to beta test it?

Filed under: Site News — by at 9:51 pm on Friday, February 15, 2008

We’re putting the finishing touches on our in-Earth MMO and could use some testers. The game is essentially a much-simplified version of World of Warcraft. You pick a race (Warrior, Elf or Mage), then go around the world fighting enemies, earning experience points, increasing your level, buying weapons/spells/potions, etc.

Some other features:

  • Each major city is guarded by a different boss who must be defeated. Each city you defeat earns a crystal.
  • You can team up with other players to take out difficult enemies.
  • All gameplay (including battles, shops, messaging, etc) is done completely in Google Earth with no add-on software or web browser calls required.
  • The battles are turn-based, similar to the Final Fantasy games, using our GEfootball engine.
  • The shopping and messaging use Flash-based forms to handle the data, using code from our GEboards application.
  • There are currently 9 cities, 14 different enemies (over 7,000 of them roaming the earth), 12 items, 8 spells and 6 weapons. All of those will likely be increased as we finish testing.

If you’re interested in helping us test it, simply let us know in this thread and we’ll get you set-up. We’re only looking for about 10 more testers, so it’s first come, first served.

Here are a few screenshots:

Atlanta Atlanta

Attack a Tiger Attack this Tiger?

Attacking the Tiger Fighting the Tiger

In-game messaging In-game Messaging

Shopping Shopping

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February 18, 2008 @ 4:15 am

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Comment by Evan Brammer

February 21, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

I’d love to give it a try…

Comment by Mickey

February 21, 2008 @ 6:09 pm

Even – I’ve responded to your request in our forums:

http://www.gearthhacks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11247

You’re all set! Thanks.

Comment by Neil Woodcock

February 23, 2008 @ 5:37 pm

Love to have a go…

Comment by Mickey

February 23, 2008 @ 6:10 pm

Neil,

Just post your request in this thread in our forums and we’ll get you set up:

http://www.gearthhacks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11247

Thanks,
Mickey

Comment by Chance Yohman

February 29, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

Sure, if you still have slots.

Comment by Mickey

February 29, 2008 @ 3:34 pm

Chance — Just post a message in the thread in our forums and we’ll get you set up:

http://www.gearthhacks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11247

Thanks,
Mickey

Comment by james

March 5, 2008 @ 12:47 pm

sweet!

Comment by Anthony George

March 28, 2008 @ 9:42 am

I would love to beta test it let me know.

Comment by Mickey

March 28, 2008 @ 9:50 am

Anthony – You no longer need to request beta access, as it’s open to all!

http://www.gearthhacks.com/gemmo/

Comment by Mark Bruce

April 6, 2008 @ 7:20 pm

May I?

Comment by Mickey

April 6, 2008 @ 7:26 pm

Mark – You no longer need to request beta access, as it’s open to all!

http://www.gearthhacks.com/gemmo/

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