'A Journey Through Middle-Earth' Now Possible Across Tablets, Phones and PCs

Inspired by the epic fantasy adventure “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, “A Journey Through Middle-earth,” is a new Chrome Experiment that brings the locations and characters from “The Hobbit” trilogy to life with a mix of modern web technologies. The online experience takes fans through an adventure that unfolds across an interactive map of Middle-earth. Users can zoom in to explore Trollshaw Forest, Rivendell and Dol Guldur, with new locations set to be added in the weeks ahead. Each destination on the map gives the visitor access to its history and the characters who inhabit it and even presents unique survival challenges in which fans can test their wits. The "journey" has 3D graphics built with CSS3 and WebGL abd is the first Chrome Experiment designed to bring this beautiful, 3D experience to mobile, with technology support for WebGL in Chrome for Android. Although WebGL isn’t supported on iOS, Chrome users can still experience most of “Journey Through Middle-earth” on their iPhones and iPads. You can access the experiment here.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, director of “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, comes “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” very soon.

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