Explore the Entire Planet in an Unreal Engine Game Demo with Google Tiles
YouTuber AxlRozzSHDW has crafted a real-world scale game demo that could offer players an unprecedented opportunity to explore the entire planet Earth. Built using the powerful Unreal Engine, Google Tiles, and the Cesium plugin, this immersive experience shows the potential of how gaming can be taken to a whole new level.
The foundation of this extraordinary game demo lies in Google Tiles, an impressive dataset that provides comprehensive 3D geo information of our planet. Creating 3D models of the world traditionally requires significant resources and time-consuming processes. However, with Google Tiles, the labor-intensive aspects of capturing images and processing them into textured 3D models are eliminated. This means that gamers can now navigate an accurate representation of Earth without compromising on visual fidelity.
Another example of Google Tiles being utilized is by Technical Artist Nils Bakker who recently unveiled an astonishing game prototype that utilizes Unreal Engine 5, ChatGPT, and Photorealistic 3D Tiles to offer an extraordinary experience of exploring the entire world in stunning 3D detail.
Google Tiles seamlessly aligns with the 2D maps offered by Google Maps Platform, allowing users to overlay their own data or integrate Google's extensive data. By adhering to the Open Geospatial Consortium's 3D Tiles standard, created by Cesium, this game demo ensures compatibility with various rendering engines and visualization libraries. Whether using CesiumJS, deck.gl, or other compatible tools, the possibilities for customization and creativity are endless.
One of the most remarkable aspects of this game demo is its ability to integrate additional geospatial datasets. Imagine exploring Earth while simultaneously visualizing real-time traffic, viewshed models, or land temperature. By combining these diverse datasets with the photorealistic 3D Tiles, the game demo delivers an unparalleled level of realism and context to the gaming experience.