"Video games allow us to construct and visit believable imaginary cities,
provide us with glimpses of ancient urbanism, and let us immerse ourselves in
the wildest utopias and darkest dystopias of our possible futures. They are an
unprecedented canvas for experimenting with the urban environment, and an
utterly unique medium for experiencing cities both imagined and real in truly
I and visual artist Maria Kallikaki have embarked on a virtual journey to
explore, catalogue, and map the most spectacular, intriguing, and defining
places of this new digital geography.
Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration of Video Game Cities
is an ambitious
and richly illustrated atlas that is the first detailed attempt to document the
deep and exciting history of game cities via a combination of original maps,
ink drawings, and insightful commentary and analysis.
is a beautiful book meant for lovers of cartography and
imaginary worlds, artists, game designers, world builders, and, above all,
everyone who plays and cares for video games."
Ooooh! Via Richard Cobbett at Wadjet Eye Games.
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics