YOURLIFE!, an obscure technology and gaming company in Bangalore, the silicon valley of India, is due to release in two weeks at New Delhi, a new video game (Windows and Mac format available as well as YOURLIFE!'s own console) envisioned to rival Nintendo's Wii and Xbox's Kinect in terms of reality simulation.
It's name is Bird's Eye View. It was created in collaboration with Googlemaps since it will be using the digital maps when the birds in the game hover over certain famous landmarks in the world.
The game player will be choosing among an eagle, a vulture or an albatross as his/her bird, with a selection of a first or second party point of view.
When not connected to the internet, the bird has a wide array of views to hover over: The Taj Mahal, the Ganges River, the Great Wall of China, the Banaue Rice Terraces, St. Peter's Square (Vatican), the Kremlin the Sahara Desert, the New York City skyline, Niagara Falls, etc.
Bird's Eye View will have body sensing technology which makes it unnecessary for the gamer to hold any device while playing the game.
When connected to the internet, the gamer is automatically connected to the google maps website and the gamer immediately has an infinite variety of locations to hover upon!
Nehru Bandarani, YOURLIFE!'s executive vice president for international marketing says: "We will transport you to a world of fantastic travel without leaving your living room at very low cost!"
Well said, indeed.