If These 10 Video Games were Designed by Famous Architects, Here’s What They Might Look Like
Video game design and architectural design have more overlaps than you might think.
As a more practical example of connecting architecture and videogames, there have been a handful of articles over the years talking about how Assassin’s Creed Unity could be used as a tool for reconstructing the Notre Dame Cathedral. Although, there are some major caveats that would prevent this from being possible, there was speculation that the highly-detailed 3D models of Notre Dame that were used in the game could actually serve as an accurate reference for reconstructing the real thing.
Whether or not this comes to fruition, it’s still a testament to the overlap that architecture and video games share.
The modern design process for architecture typically relies on 3D modeling and photorealistic renderings to convey design concepts. In fact, some of the software that architects and designers use is actually the same software that videogame developers use — like Unreal Engine, V-Ray, or 3Ds Max to name a few.
Recently, I started exploring the world of AI generated art. I wrote a post on how to use a bot called MidJourney, and I’ve become really curious on how this technology can help expand our creativity in architectural design.
As a creative challenge, I used AI to render out some “what if” scenarios that blends these two worlds.
What if famous architects designed video games? What would they look like?
For this study, I’m selecting the top 10 video games that IGN listed on their Top 100 Video Games of All Time post. For the list of famous architects, I have selected 10 based on the 20 Greatest Architects / Best Architects in the World post, on re-thinkingthefuture.com.
Lets take a look!
1.) Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild:
2.) Super Mario World
3.) Portal 2
4.) Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
5.) Super Metroid
6.) Mass Effect 2
7.) Super Mario 64
8.) Red Dead Redemption 2
9.) Half-Life 2
10.) Disco Elysium
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If you want to make your own AI art, be sure to check out my review of the best AI art generators for architects and designers. It’s a ton of fun running through ideas and letting your imagination run wild.
I’d love to see some more architecture and video game concepts, and any other weird architectural cross-pollination you come up with, so feel free to share your creations and thoughts in the comment section below!