WebGL Globe Game: Twenty Questions

Thumbnail of Globe with Labeled Countries Help

Zoom In Zoom Out Resume Spinning

Find and Select Countries on the Globe

How to Play the Globe Game

Tap the Play button to begin. Find and select specific countries on the globe.

  1. Tap once to stop the globe from spinning.
  2. Tap a second time to select a country.
  3. Tap a third time to see the next question.
  4. Tap the spin button at any time to spin the globe or start the selection process over again.

Answer 20 questions correctly for a score of 100 points. Each correct answer equals five points. Countries display on the globe with colors rather than names. Questions ask players to select countries by name. Find each country based on the shape of it's border and location on the globe.

Swipe to spin the globe. Tap the globe three times for each question.

Before playing, see the Cheat Sheet globe map for country boundaries with names. The Spin, Zoom In, and Zoom Out icons display below the globe. The current question also displays below the globe. The question number with the name of the country players currently seek, appears between the globe and the Spin button.

Tap the Zoom In or Zoom Out buttons for better viewing and precise selection. Center very small countries in the viewport, tap to stop spinning, then zoom in. The Spin button allows players to begin the country selection process again.

Alternate Between Stop and Spin

Select the Spin button below the globe at any time. The Spin button allows the globe to rotate when you swipe. Toggle between stop and spin modes. Tap the globe the first time to stop spinning. Tap the Spin button to start rotating the globe again. Spin restarts selection of a country. If you're not happy with the current rotation of the globe then Spin again.

Windows Phone Selection

Windows Phone responds to touch up events as if the player tapped. For those playing with Windows Phone, swipe then lift your finger to stop the globe from spinning. The game then waits for the selection of a country. The ping sound and text lets players know they triggered the selection process.

Tap the Play button to begin. Find and select specific countries on the globe. The country to find, spin, zoom in and out buttons appear below the globe. Tap the Spin button to rotate the globe at any time. Tap once to stop rotation. Tap a second time to select a country. Tap a third time to see the next question.

Video Game Designer: Learn 3D Game Programming

Book Two in the Series, 3D Online with WebGL

Make games the easy way! Follow along as we build two simple games. The e-book's coming soon! The e-book, Video Game Designer, teaches how to make two 3D game's with WebGL for the Web. The first learning game, 3D Globe Game, demonstrates a range of concepts useful for Web developers. Concepts include efficiency, responsive Web design, and fast loading games.

The second game, 3D iPhone Game reuses and reinforces concepts explained with the Globe Game. The iPhone Game runs on Androids and iPhones, however players learn what's inside an iPhone. The iPhone Game also demonstrates how readers can easily use the book's software to make their own games.

Games run on mobile devices and desktops. Devices such as cell phones, mobile phones including Androids, iPhones, and Windows Phones, benefit from optimization techniques. Optimization techniques allow games to download and provide fast game play. Optimization allows quick addition of new or different features.

The book explains programming skills which make games with efficient methods. Load one lightweight texture for quick download and initialization, for fun fast games. Upload one mesh and VBO. Book one in the series, WebGL Beginner's Guide explains the basics of meshes, VBOs, and textures.

3D Globe Game

The 3D Globe Game, displays the earth with countries of the world in different colors. However the globe doesn't display country names. 3D Globe Game asks players to find specific countries. Spin the globe. Find and tap on countries. Zoom in and out for details. Globe Game displays a running score and percentage during game play.

The Second 3D Game

The 3D iPhone Game, displays the inside of an iPhone. Players seek components of the iPhone by name. Have fun while improving technical skills.

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