Cities in Games

Cities in Games: Chernobyl in Call of Duty 4

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. Available for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 it features various real world locations, one of them being set in Chernobyl. The movie embedded below illustrates a series of photos taken from…

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Gamescape: Create a City while Playing a Game

Gamescape is an interesting concept – the players in game movements are translated into 3d floorplans. As gameplay progresses levels are added and over time structures develop which in turn build into cityscapes that can subsequently be downloaded and imported into Google Earth. Is the sort of concept that does…

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Prototype Game Preview – Modelling New York

Michael from Metromapper.org sent us in an interesting link to a movie detailing a new game entitled Prototype by Radical Entertainment. Of note is the 1:1 recreation of New York City with developers taking 22,000 photos to get it right, capturing the city as it was in 2007. The movie…

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Automatic City Builder – Gamr7

The latest issue of EDGE (183) features an excellent article on Automatic City Building for games. Focused on Gamr7, it details their middleware aimed at enabling artists to quickly design and create detailed urban environments. The cities are grown based on the meaning of buildings according to activity. Cities are…

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PGR 4 – Building the City Video

Back in August last year we took at look at Metropolis Street Racer under our Cities in Games series. Created by Bizarre Creations and renamed Project Gotham the game is now on version 4, released on the XBox 360. Project Gotham leads the way in digital city production and we…

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Cities in Games – Midgar Final Fantasy

Normally our Cities in Games thread concentrates on real world cities. This post is a slight departure to that rule as the City of Midgar forms part of the Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy developed as a role playing game in 1987 by Square Co., Ltd. for the Nintendo Entertainment…

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Project Gotham Racing 4 – St Petersburg

The Project Gotham series of games has arguably led the way in the construction of digital cities on consoles. Take a look at our previous article on Metropolis Street Racer on the Sega Dreamcast for a look at how far the series has come. The movie above provides a glimpse…

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Cities in Games – Spiderman 3 – New York

Games lead the way in terms of the visualisation of cityscape’s and with Spiderman 3 being the first release of the series on the new generation of consoles the city visualisation is fasinating. Available on multiple platforms – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and Game…

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