Just in time for the conclusion of the Hobbit trilogy, Google has updated its A Journey Through Middle-earth Chrome experiment with peer-to-peer battles. Built using modern web tech, such as WebRTC and WebGL, this interactive experience is optimized for touch displays and works across desktop, smartphones and tablets.
Technical introduction aside, your adventure takes place on a large interactive map loaded with all 27 locations from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies. The game’s new settings features 3D animations following the paths of popular characters like Bard, Bilbo and Gandalf.
Developed by North Kingdom in collaboration with Warner Bros., New Line Cinema and MGM, this web-based adventure will let you relive some of the biggest journeys from the Lord of the Rings film franchise, including Frodo’s voyage to Mount Doom.
To get started, point your desktop or mobile browser here and prepare for an epic adventure.
(via Google Chrome Blog)