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Students recreate 17th century London in CryEngine
October 24, 2013 | By Mike Rose

October 24, 2013 | By Mike Rose
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Newsbrief: A team of university students has used the CryEngine to convert historic maps and engravings from 17th century London into a 3D fly-through demonstration of the English capital.

Pudding Lane Productions, a group of six students at De Montfort University in Leicester, built the demo in conjunction with the British Library and GameCity.

The "Off the Map" competition, which the team today won with this submission, was sponsored by CryEngine creator Crytek. Students were challenged to adapt maps from the British Library, including maps of Stonehenge and the Pyramids at Gizeh in Egypt.

There is currently no word regarding whether the team will release the map to the public. More images from the project can be found on the team's website.

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Maria Jayne
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Just watched this on Eurogamer, wonderful stuff!

Katy Smith
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That's pretty cool! Nice job, team! I'm quite impressed.

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Katy Smith
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I would be all over an Oculus Rift " edutainment" game.

Terry Matthes
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Wow. Nice student work!

Chris Melby
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This video put me in the mood to play The Witcher Enhanced.

Roberto Dillon
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Such a beautiful visual recreation completely wasted by the musical background. XVII century England has such a rich musical heritage! Just a little more research on this would have pushed the project even higher in terms of authenticity and historical accuracy and really helped in creating the right atmosphere, IMHO.

David Verney
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Fascinating stuff. I love the way this has been put together. Kind of reminds me of the graphics of the Jim Carrey version of A Christmas Carol or the street scenes on Fable II. Amazing stuff guys - thanks.

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