New Google game lets you chase yaks with a jet pack in the Himalayas, is positively epic
Verne: The Himalayas is the name, and the premise is exploring Google Maps' detailed 3D imagery of the Himalayas with a user-friendly, 500ft tall Yeti that skates across frozen lakes, plays with Tibetan yaks, flies a jetpack and jams with the region's traditional musical instruments. But who are we kidding, most of you will be chasing yaks with a jetpack, because what other game lets you do that?! There are none. Not even all-out mayhem console titles like Just Cause.
The Himalayan joyride is accompanied by the voice of a presenter giving out bits of trivia, which is where the educational element comes in. Learning stuff about the sacred mountains while chasing yaks with a jetpack - as a Yeti? Better call that a triple win!
Anyway, Verne's adventure is only available on Android at the moment. If you rock a Google-fied handset, head to the Play Store link below and have fun!