Automatic ArchitectureCities in Games

City Generator: Subversion Game from Introversion

By February 4, 2008 No Comments

Introversion, the guys behind Darwinia and Defcon are currently working on ‘Subversion’ which features an in-game city generator.

Currently running at over 70,000 buildings generated in approximately one minute the generator is the latest in a series of developments in ‘automatic architecture’ in games.

The YouTube movie embedded below provides a look at a city being generated:

See It’s all in your head, Part 8 (the developers blog) for more details and screenshots.

We picked this one up via the ever readable


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