Texture Map for the WebGL Globe Game

Country Boundaries Without Country Names

Example for the E-Book 3D Games with WebGL: Create Two Simple Games

Texture Map for the Globe Game

The graphic for the Globe Game maps countries of the earth around a sphere. The e-book 3D Games with WebGL: Create Two Simple Games explains how to create the Globe Game.

3D Games with WebGL

The WebGL Globe Game and WebGL Numbers Game demonstrate optimized techniques for online three dimensional educational games.

Devices such as mobile phones benefit from optimization techniques. Techniques include an efficient method to display multiple mesh elements with one vertex buffer object (VBO) and one texture map. There's no need to switch textures or attributes during game play.

Globe Game

The first game, Globe Game, shows a globe mapped with countries of the world. However nations on the globe don't display country names. 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.

Numbers Game

The second game, Numbers Game, animates a set of digits and mathematical symbols over water. The Numbers Game presents a series of challenges one at a time. The Numbers Game asks you to form an expression which results in a specific number. Select digits and symbols to create the expression. As soon as you form an expression the next challenge displays. Try to form each expression correctly before the timer runs out.

Globe Image Map

The globe texture map was modified from File:Gdp per capita ppp world map.PNG available on commons.wikimedia.org with the GNU Free Documentation License. Seven Thunder Software simplified and modified the image to use with the Globe Game.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and or modify the globe texture map under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License

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