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Eingana - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2002 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT

Interactive Ideas have signed an agreement with Planet Observer to exclusively distribute Eingana. Planet Observer are releasing the new Eingana software that can be described as 'a virtual world combining atlas & video game entertainment.'

Eingana is the greatest and richest cyber-world ever imagined, composed of 9 thousand billion polygons, 4.3 billion by 2.1 billion pixels for the textures, tens of billions of 3D objects. Much more information than the Internet contains today, on two simple CD-ROMs. Between an electronic atlas and a video game, Eingana is an ecological form of entertainment, the pleasure of which is to discover the universe that it generates, so remarkably like our own.

Eingana is a replica of the world with satellite imaginary that allows users to look at the planet in a new way. You can go where you want in the world looking for specific items relevant to a particular country or area.

Whether you decide to fly over the Grand Canyon or float in space orbiting around the Earth, the aim is to build up your photo album by taking photographs of specific objects or indigenous animals. This includes finding the sunken Titanic, seeing the view from the top of Mount Everest, finding native animals and even creatures like the loch ness monster and dinosaurs.

Eingana contains:

  • Over 100 species of animals including birds, fish, reptiles and more.
  • More than 30 types of objects (Monuments, Ships, Space Shuttles)
  • More than 20 types of mythical objects or creatures
  • More that 40,000 place names

In Eingana you can change time, day and climate. Wherever you are in the world and no matter what time of day it is Eingana tells you the ground and air temperature and your geographical position. The satellite images are accurate to within 200m for Western Europe and the United States, 1km for the rest of the planet, 10km for ocean floor and 10m for the biggest cities.

It would take you at least 464 years to explore all details of the landscapes, animals and objects scattered in Eingana's world. Eingana also gives you to opportunity to buy your own piece of land at no extra cost.

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