YOU MIGHT KNOW ME FROM…
Meridian 59 (1996)
The first 3D massively multiplayer game, Meridian 59 is the grandfather of World Of Warcraft and, more lately, Destiny – and it’s still going. Players who are killed in the game lose all their possessions, which leads to a lot of high-stakes duelling.
Google Earth (2005)
This planet-sized selfie has been downloaded over a billion times, and was followed by more far-ranging efforts including Google Moon and Mars .
A location-based strategy game. Players install the Ingress app on their phones and then take control of ‘portals’ by physically being near them. By connecting portals together, teams can take control of huge areas. Nerdy, but futuristic.