Cities in Games

Cities in Games – Ant Attack

Ant Attack, released on the ZX Spectrum in 1983 by Quicksilva, represents the first digital three dimensional city we can recall exploring. Created by Sandy White, the game centred around the walled city Antescher depicted using a ‘softsolid 3d’ algorithm which allowed the city to be viewed from a switchable…

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Cities in Games – Tokyo Bus Simulation

While running a search for ‘city simulation’ for an up coming conference presentation I came across a movie of the Playstation 2 game ‘Tokyo Bus Guide 2’. Not available outside of the Japan, for obvious reasons, the game nevertheless displays an interesting way to view a virtual model of the…

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The Getaway PS2/PS3 – London – Cities in Games

We are updating this post with a new movie illustrating the original Getaway model of London. The movie, embedded further down the post, provides a walk through of various London locations. Of note is the basic modelling to cut down polygon counts and the low resolution textures due to hardware…

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Cities in Games – City 17 – Half Life 2

Continuing our series of Cities in Games we take a first look at City 17, the location of Half Life 2. Half-Life 2 is a science fiction first-person shooter game which, running in the Source Engine developed by Valve Corporation, allows a number of advanced rendering effects. Our movie below…

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Project Gotham Racing 3 XBox 360 Cities Video

The best architectural renderings of cities are not to be found in research labs or in virtual reality theatres but on game consoles and of these Project Gotham 3 Racing (PGR3) on the Xbox 360 stands out from the crowd. Developed from the original Metropolis Street Racer on the Dreamcast…

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