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Medieval Fantasy City Generator by watabou

This application generates a random medieval city layout of a requested size. The generation method is rather arbitrary, the goal is to produce a nice looking map, not an accurate model of a city. All the actions and options are accessible via the context menu. Hot keys: 👉For development news and related stuff please check a dedicated reddit community. The first version of this generator was created for the monthly challenge #17 of the proceduralgeneration subreddit. 🏙️ To view a 3D model of a city export it as JSON and import the file into City Viewer. You can use maps created by the generator as you like: copy, modify, include in your commercial rpg adventures etc. Made with Haxe + OpenFL, the source code is available here.

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