Bill P. Godfrey et al

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sky-diving from orbit.

Here's a fun game to play. Can you find your way home from orbit?

Start from Google Maps satellite view. The object of the game is to find your way home by skydiving.

For each phase of the game;
  1. Scroll the visible area (drag with the mouse) by no more than a screenful.
  2. When you have adjusted your route, click the + button to dive downwards.
You can't move back upwards or steer by more than a screenful. You don't have a jetpack when sky-diving!

When you reach the maximum zoom for your part of the world, you've landed. Click [Map] and see how close you got.

Remember, you will have to walk home from where you land.

I did rather well, but then I know the terrain. Thia landed in Nashville, which would be okay except Thia doesn't live in Nashville.