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Coming Fall 2013: Chrome Takes You on an Interactive Journey Through Middle-earth

According to, Chrome will be releasing an interactive guide to Middle-earth come this fall. The closest I’ve come to seeing anything like it would be on Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO), and I must say they did (and continue to do) a fantastic job.

But for those who either don’t have access to LOTRO or simply aren’t into gaming, you’re pretty much SOL when it comes to viewing Middle-earth. That is, until this fall. Right now, Chrome is titling this guide as A Journey Through Middle-earth – a Chrome Experiment.

What do you think fans? Are you excited about this new endeavor of Chrome’s or would you rather leave the terrain of Middle-earth to your endless imagination?

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  1. This is fantastic! I am a visual person and I find that the maps provided in the books are often lacking. For example, The first half of Quenta Silmarillion primarily focuses on Valinor but the Second Edition only has a map of Beleriand. So it’s really difficult to tell where anything is. Such as Morgoth’s and Ungoliant’s journeys. So if this is of all of Arda (not just Middle-Earth) that’d be great.

  2. Grumbleguts says:

    I have no great imagination – that’s why I love something like this – and Peter Jackson. It imagines it far better than I ever could – bring it on!