Disclaimer: this is only tangentially related to games, but it’s so cool that I just had to share. Plenty of video games we play, or are about to play attempt to look at what happens when technology stops progressing and nature reclaims what we’ve built. The upcoming The Last Of Us is a great example of that. This clever viral marketing campaign for the latest Will Smith movie After Earth takes a look at what how nature would reclaim major destinations across the globe and Sydney is one of them.
It’s very cool.
Here is a satellite picture of Sydney now…
Oh, this is awesome. I can see the Kotaku office building from here! This is a hypothetical shot of Sydney 250 years from now.
Rough. Looks like the Kotaku building is gone. Are you telling me there will be no Kotaku 250 years post-apocalypse? I’m calling bullshit.
Here is the the same place 500 years after.
And 750 years…
And, finally, 1000 years.
Noooooooo! My office! I have porridge in there!
Alright, so this is purely speculative, obviously, and there’s a fair bit of hokum involved, but this is still cool.
Head here to mess around with other major cities. It’s a lot of fun.