About Verne

Verne: The Himalayas is a new app that invites you to explore Google Maps’ 3D imagery of the Himalayas alongside a 500 foot Yeti named Verne. As Verne, you can run up Mt. Everest in seconds, skate across icy lakes, chase yaks, discover bits of information, ride a jetpack, play traditional Himalayan instruments, and more.

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The Technology

  • Google Maps

    Google Maps has 3D imagery from all over the world. See skyscrapers, landmarks, natural wonders, and more, all in 3D.  Learn more.

  • Unity Game Engine

    We created Verne’s world by bringing 3D imagery from Google Maps into Unity, a powerful tool for building 3D games.  Learn more.

  • Android

    Android phones and tablets deliver high performance graphics, rendering 3D mountains in realtime all around you as you explore.  Learn more.