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Google Maps hack turns the app into a DRIVER game – how to unlock it for free

A FUN online game gives internet users the opportunity to travel the world from the comfort of their living room.

Free Driving Simulator lets you explore miles of open roads using satellite data from Google Earth.

You can turn Google Earth into a driving simulator

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You can turn Google Earth into a driving simulatorCredit: Frame Synthesis

The game was developed by Japanese software developer Frame Synthesis and is available for free on the company’s website.

Players can choose to control a car or a bus, which is then overlaid on satellite imagery provided by Google’s digital map service.

You can then drive it around almost anywhere in the world, be it Paris or the Arctic Circle.

Players can even test their skills on famous racetracks like the UK’s Silverstone Circuit or the famous Nürburgring in Germany.

To try the game for yourself, follow this link and click “Start” to begin.

You can select your preferred vehicle using the buttons on the left side of your screen.

Enter a location in the search bar at the top left to teleport to a new location.

The game features preset locations such as the Las Vegas Strip. You can choose one of them by clicking the bar in the top right corner.

Of course, your vehicle is simply overlaid on 2D images of the earth, so you don’t have to stick to roads.

You control your car with the arrow keys. Press up to accelerate and down to brake or reverse.

Turn the steering wheel left and right, a visualization of this is shown on the bottom right of the map.

Frame Synthesis’ game was released in 2014 and since then has received a number of updates and improvements.

It uses data provided by Google Earth, a map of most of our planet’s surface made up of aerial photographs.

Google has sourced more than 24 million photos taken by satellites and airplanes over four decades for the tool.

It has collaborated on the project with NASA, the US Geological Survey’s Landsat program and the European Union’s Copernicus program.

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