Google, Pac-man and Creative Technology
Google has made a funny and entertaining Pac-man update in its maps. Now you can merge your own home place with this universal game.
Have you ever imagine what it’d be like to play Pac-Man through the streets of your hometown? Now you can, sort of, as Google has developed a fully playable game of Pac-Man into Google Maps. This is a nice example of Software development linked to creative technology, and as the Pokemon version last year, Google is surprising us with another game in 2015.
To play the game, simply go to Google Maps in a browser on your computer, or on the updated iOS and Android Google Maps apps, and find a location near you with a good amount of streets.
From there, click the Pac-Man button in the bottom left corner, and Google will transform those streets into a playable version of Pac-Man. The controls are pretty simple: just tap on the up, down, left and right arrows to move Pac-Man around while you collect dots and cherries, all while avoiding being killed by ghosts.
Technology is not just about developing but also to be able to interpretate its possibilities in order to build smart and innovative digital solutions. The coolest projects come from the integration of creative thinking and digital software development.
April Fools’ today, Wednesday 1rst, meaning you’ll see some pretty bizarre things. We invite you to run on the Barcelona Technology School neighborhood streets while being followed by ghosts. Enjoy the game!