Yesterday was the launch date of a new online game, Monopoly City Streets. It’s the classic Monopoly game played over Google Maps and is pretty cool in concept – buy any street in the world, build property, collect rent daily and plant hazards on other players’ properties to become a virtual Donald Trump.
The company apparently wasn’t prepared yesterday for the overwhelming demand; after nearly 36 hours of (in)frequent attempts, I managed to finally log in and register. Unfortunately, most of DC has already been purchased by several lucky players but I did manage to snag a key property – the Potomac crossing of I-395. I had just enough Monopoly money to plant a building as well.
No word on if I can modify the tower with gun emplacements and rocket launchers, however.
Brilliant! Now, if only I could get their site to load so I could do stuff!
Monopoly City Streets looks like it could have some potential when the servers weren’t down. I hope they’re getting it fixed.
There’s another game that I’m ridiculously addicted to called Parallel Kingdom where you also claim territory on a Google Map. It’s a little simpler and its been out for a few months. I’m pretty sure its still free in iTunes.