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Journey through Middle-earth with Google

13 February 2014

In conjunction with the release of the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy, we are very proud to support the latest Google Chrome Experiment: A Journey through Middle-earth.

“A Journey through Middle-earth” is an interactive adventure inspired by the new film “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and was developed by Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Google and North Kingdom. The experience runs across mobile devices, tablets and desktops and allows users to explore key locations in Middle-earth including Dol Guldur, Rivendell and the Trollshaw forest.

Engineers used the WebGL and Web Audio APIs to produce the interactive, rich 3D and audio effects and one of the first times that these technologies have been used in a mobile web experience.

Jump into the rich world of the Hobbit trilogy and experience the adventure first-hand yourself and take a chance at outsmarting Smaug in Erebor.