The recent fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris created a lot of news naturally. One element that peaked my professional interests was talk of 3D mapping and laser scans of the Cathedral to potentially help rebuild the parts that were destroyed.

In all of this was news that Ubisoft would release its “Assasins Creed: Unity” game for free as it has a model of Notre Dame in it. Now from memory I don’t think this game got good reviews but perhaps there’s been time to fix all of that… anyway the idea that games can help interpret and generate interest of places is nothing new to me but it maybe to others.

Personally I’ll be downloading it to walk around what looks like an amazing urban creation from game developers… who knows I may learn something!