Age of Wushu: Real World Within the Virtual

By chanelluoDate: 11-29-2012 Views:


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If thinking about that question made you wish you could not only visit China, but to have the ability to travel to the past and live a Kung-Fu lifestyle as well, Snail Games can help you bring that fantasy to reality.  Prior to development, Snail Games visited the real world places that areas in Age of Wushu would be based upon. They then built them into the game with the help of 3D modeling technology. Supplemented with tireless research of the era, Snail developers have re-created a 15th century China of Ming Dynasty, a rich era of political intrigue and adventure. Players will have the unique opportunity of living the classic Wuxia tales of martial art adventures in a historically-accurate setting.

While playing, you will explore China as it was during that distant time. Modern ruins are once again great temples and palaces. Cities, while smaller than their modern-day counterparts, still reflect the design elements that make them unique.

One of the best examples is the Suzhou region of the game. The real city has been recreated here with a painstaking eye for detail, and you will soon be soaring over its famous canals and climbing the legendarily beautiful Tiger Hill. Never been there? That’s about to change.

Many of the schools are also rooted in real world locations. For example, Wudang Mountain is one of the most recognizable areas of mainland China, and our version includes the iconic Serpent-WrappedTortoise statue and the stairs that take you to Wudang Temple. We did not, however, accurately scale the million-stair climb. We aren't that crazy.

The smaller details lining the schools are also pulled from historical items that are still present in the world today, creating a truly immersive world that takes the player back to the stunning cities of ancient China.

The details in Age of Wushu are painstakingly accurate; from the largest city, to the smallest structure the game is designed to match the real world.  For instance, take the front entrance to the ancient city of Suzhou.  Though the city is thousands of years old, Snail has flawlessly recreated the entrance in game, crafiting and shaping it as it would have looked during the Ming Dynasty. 

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