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Mirror’s Edge: Running in the Cityscape

By June 2, 2008 No Comments

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.


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