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Students use CryEngine to recreate 17th century London

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.

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