Students use CryEngine to recreate 17th century London

Thursday, 24th October 2013 11:42 GMT By Dave Owen

This is pretty cool. A team of six students from De Montfort University in Leicester used CryEngine to turn historic maps and engravings into a 3D recreation of 17th century London. Check out the video after the break.

The six students form Pudding Lane Productions, and the demo was built in conjunction with the British Library and GameCity. The demo was an entry in the Crytek-sponsored ‘Off the Map’ competition, which challenged entrants to adapt maps from the British Library. These included Stonehenge and Egypt’s Pyramids of Gizeh.

It’s an incredibly impressive achievement. But is it just me that pictures a Shakespearian assassin leaping from rooftop to rooftop?

Many thanks, Gamasutra.



  1. wicktus

    Good job :)

    #1 11 months ago
  2. Pytox

    make a game out of it

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Panthro

    Looks like a nice place for an elder scrolls game, a nice sprawling city.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Yep, I just want to run around in it Assassin’s Creed 2 style.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. papizdano

    nope ure not the only one that pictures it

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Christopher Jack

    Oh, they updated Fable II, bout time.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. fearmonkey

    I was going to say that music is amazing but then I read it was Hanz Zimmer, so of course it is.

    @6 – Your right it looks exactly like Fable 2.

    If this is what the houses and streets actually looked like at that time, then I never realized how realistic Fable’s Albion was in it’s design.
    I’d love to play this and walk though.

    I love history and games built on real places.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. Hyperx64

    More stuff like this in schools & universities is a great thing to do.

    #8 11 months ago

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