Shamus Young explored the beauty of code by building a “Pixel City”. In ten iterations he build the steps, to create a unique city at night.

Procedural content part 1: sort of windows-texture.

Finished Procedural content: say what?

It is pretty remarkable, that building procedural content is not as hard as it looks, if you think in step by step logic. Take every step gracefully, and you will build your city in record-time. And receive unlimited ways to explore your own creation. The whole process is documented on his website in-depth. This video shows each single step:

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Blog, Research and Theory - Date published: May 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

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  1. James said:

    now do one like London or Tokyo where the roads don’t follow a boring grid