Learn how ArcGIS can be used to build games.
Table of contents
- Featured technology
- Content for this industry
- Awesome projects and cool demos
- Related industry pages
- Additional resources
- Partners and startups
ArcGIS can be used to develop games but also to build game scenarios as you will find on this page.
- Oculus Rift – Building realistic 3D environments with Esri CityEngine because virtual reality is all about location and a sense of place. (Esri CityEngine and Oculus Rift)
- Building Virtual Environments – Designing future buildings, roads, cities, and parks with video game contributions. (GIS and Gaming** – Matt Artz)
- Geoguessr – Embarking on an educational journey that takes you all over the world (Geoguessr)
- Mercator Projection Game – Learning about shape, size, and conformity of the Earth with map projections.
- Spatial Data Integration – Intersecting the gaming world with rich, real-world, spatial data integration.
- Planet Hunters – Finding undiscovered planets with crowd-source style online games. (Planet Hunters)
Extracted from 1000 GIS Applications & Uses – How GIS Is Changing the World
|DevSummit 2018||High-End 3D Visualization with CityEngine, Unity and Unreal||47min 39secs|
|DevSummit 2018||Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) with ArcGIS||1h 3min 25secs|
|DevSummit 2018||Building 3D Streets, Parks and Open Spaces with CityEngine||49min 26secs|
|DevSummit 2017||Exploring Virtual Reality (VR) with ArcGIS||56min 49secs|
|GeoDesign Summit 2014||Engaged Geodesign in the Forgotten Quarter of Pennsylvania||8min 25secs|
|GeoDesign Summit 2010||Ola Ahlqvist: GeoGames—Board Game Metaphors for GIS||5min 54secs|
City Engine videos:
- CityEngine In Game Development
- Unreal Game Engine featuring CityEngine - Making Of
- Destroyed city
Ready to use apps: City Engine
- Measure engagement: Besides Google Analytics you can also use Maptiks analytics in order to track the interaction with the map.
Content for this industry
- ArcGIS Hub: use Open Data to build your own game.
- Living Atlas: basemaps, imagery, boundaries, people, infrastructure, environment, etc.
- ArcGIS Online Location-based services: elevation, geocoding, geoenrichment, etc.
- ArcGIS Online public content:
- For developers:
Awesome projects and cool demos
Educational games / Serious games
Name that landmark: The aim of the game is to guess a location from aerial imagery by scratching off a panel obscuring it. The more that is scratched the less a player scores. A player also scores less points the longer they take to name the location.
A Game of Geodesics: Find the location that is equidistant to three random cities
Pin-tail: Pin the tail on the map is inspired by the well known party game 'pin the tail on the donkey'
- Unreal Studio Brings CityEngine Neighborhood to Life (2018)
- Sowing Real Geography in Online Gaming - Location-Based Agricultural Game Makes GIS a Central Component (2017)
- Sowing Real Geography in Online Gaming (2017)
- Pokévision and Esri Speed Pokémon Go Hunting (2016)
- CityEngine goes to Holywood: Cars2, Total Recall, Man of Steel, as well as in TV commercials and video games. (2013)
- A Serious Game for Measuring Disaster Response Spatial Thinking (2013)
- The Intersection of GIS and Gaming (2011)
Related industry pages
You might also find interesting content from some Esri users or groups in ArcGIS Online
Other related list of resources
Partners and startups
Organizations and the type of relation with this industry or technologies:
|VRBN||Services (City Engine)||Switzerland|
|Solusoft||Services (Mobile SDKs)||Spain|