British Library’s Old Maps Become 3D Virtual Worlds

The British Library has challenged video game design students to turn old maps and engravings from its collection into virtual worlds. The students combined maps from the library’s collection with games company Crytex’s CryEngine to create the 3D environments. The Off the Map competition was part of video game festival GameCity held in Nottingham.

Watch more clips on the Click homepage. If you are in the UK you can watch the whole programme on BBC iPlayer (first broadcast 9 November 2013).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24865099

 

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