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Pixel City, a procedurally generated cityscape

I have mentioned procedural graphics quite a few times here on Instant Fundas. Every procedural graphics demo I have come across has been a wonder to look at.


Like the realistic 3D landscape demoscene I wrote about earlier, Pixel City too is a scene procedurally generated by a program written in C++. This time the developer has released a demo video giving a brief walkthrough of how it was done. His blog describes the project in greater detail. If you are interested, I suggest you to check it out.

Pixel City has been compiled into a Windows screensaver and the source code released under GPL. Download and run the screensaver to watch the procedurally generated cityscape. Keep pressing “E” to get some special effects.


  1. The pixel city shown here looks really amazing! That must have taken a long time to create. Such creativity and imagination. Thanks for sharing this really inspiring piece!


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