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Cities in Games - Utrecht's 'Blob' Downloadable Game

Continuing our series of Cities in Games we take a look at one of the most innovative uses of city models for drawing users into examining issues of Master Planning and City Development in a while.

The 'Blob' is a downloadlable game integrated into the website of the City of Utrecht detailing planned changes to the station area. The game itself involves a 'Blob' rolling around the city painting the buildings of Utrecht and avoiding capture by the authorities.

Our movie below provides an insight into the game:

While not directly linked to the planned changes in the area the game is simply a joy to play and provides an excellent use of a real city layout. If your creating a 3D model of an area than converting it into a game such a 'Blob' is something to be encouraged.

You can download the game direct from the Station Area of Utecht site.

Thanks go to Michael of for sending us the link.

1 comment:

  1. More info on the history of De Blob, and the new version of it for the Wii: