The upcoming superhero MMO City of Titans has ambitious plans to build up to 40 districts for the game. But how will it create these sculpted maps with an indie crew? By harnessing government science, that’s how.
The team explained that it’s legally appropriating data from the government to build the game world: “There’s a lot of science funded by the government. And a lot of it is in the public domain. We the People paid for it, We the People get to use it. There’s a number of cities that have been scanned by lasers by the US Geological Survey. And a number of harbors that have been scanned by sonar, by the same people.”
This data are just the starting points for map creation, however, as the team has to fill in holes and add structures and roadways on top of it. City of Titans also revealed the names of the 13 launch districts, which you can see in a map after the break. And once you’re done with that? Kick back with a tall glass of in-game storytelling.