Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Middle-Earth Explorer Site
This little website from the experimenters at Google is just so gorgeous it commands a blog post to pay it homage. A Journey Through Middle-Earth presents a lush map of J. R. R. Tolkein's world which lets you dive into places like Rivendell where the site allows us to move through various panels that animate as we do so in a fashion well beyond the paralax fun. Seeing the clouds moving over the hills or the movie clips slowly progressing based on my finger dragging is gorgeous.
This site is a treat for everyone, fans or otherwise with the music and even some clever rendered 'games'...