Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Cities XL

I loved Sim City right from the first version and enjoyed the various iterations since then. Well Cities XL is looking like a great little addition to the genre.

[Screenshots of CitiesXL via the official site]

Perhaps the most intriguing thing here is our growing capability to visualise in real-time vast urban environments with mutliple layers of complexity and data. I wonder when something like this might glue into the likes of Google Earth/Maps at some point as well.
Here is a trailer-like video showing off the engine, I like some of the shots showing vast shadows from large buildings arcing their way across huge freeways filled with cars on their way who knows where.

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