3D representations of cities in video games as designed

Di Mascio, Danilo (2017) 3D representations of cities in video games as designed. In: CAADRIA 2017 - 22nd International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, 5th - 8th April 2017, Suzhou, China.

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The following paper proposes a way of reading and systematizing 3d representations of cities in video games. These representations are the result of a complex design problem not solely limited to 3d graphical representations. In fact, every 3d city is a designed artefact, an outcome of a design process that shares many common points with the architectural design process. Four main characteristics of 3d cities in videogames have been identified and described, namely: interaction/gameplay, narrative, architectural and urban representations, and graphical representations. The study of 3d cities in video games can also let us reflect on and improve our real cities. This piece of writing is part of a larger project that intends to investigate aspects of video games that can bring innovative approaches and theories into architecture and related fields. A further aim of the work is to raise interest and awareness on the topic and generate further discussions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3d representations; 3d cities; video games; cities in video games; interaction
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 10:45
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 12:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31445

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