Mirror’s Edge: Running in the Cityscape


Mirror’s Edge is a first person adventure game currently under development by DICE, set for release in 2008 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC its shows innovative use of the cityscape:

The story is based around a city…

where information is heavily monitored, agile couriers called Runners transport sensitive data away from prying eyes. In this seemingly utopian paradise, a crime has been committed and now you are being hunted. You are a Runner called Faith – and this innovative first-person action-adventure is your story

The developers interview, embedded below, is well worth a look for those interested in cityscapes:

We will have more on the city behind Mirror’s Edge in future posts.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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