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100 Level Design Ideas and Locations

October 17, 2008
Category: Level Design Tutorials/Workflow

<--The World of Alan Wake

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100 Level Design / Map ideas and locations.

Mix and match any of them to create a unique idea for an environment and then of course google and search more images and reference to suit what you are going after.

Hopefully this will inspire you to create new unique maps and feel free to add anything I didn't list by commenting below the post.

Images do not belong to me and are copyright to their respective owners.

1. Abandoned places (ex. Chernobyl)

2. Airport

3. Alien Worlds, alien life forms and alien life

4. Amusement Parks

5. Another videogame based

6. Ants / Rats POV style (ex. Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom, Backyard, Oven, Refrigerator, etc)

7. Apartments

8. Apocalyptic environment

9. Area 51

10. Asian Setting (Chinese, Japanese etc)

11. Asylums

12. Auto Shop

 

13. Back Alleys

14. Bank

15. Bars / Clubs

16. Beaches

17. Bookstore

18. Bowling Alley, Rolling skate rings, Ice skating etc

19. Bridges

 

 

20. Caves

21. Car Dealership

22. Castles

23. Cathedrals and Churches

24. Cemetery

25. Circus

26. Cruise lines

 

27. Dams

28. Desert

29. Dreams

30. Downtown, Shops, Cafes

 

31. Embassies

32. European city settings (Paris, Italy, Venice)

 

33. Fantasy worlds

34. Forest / Woods

 

35. Gas Station

36. Ghetto

37. Government Buildings (CIA, FBI etc)

38. Grocery Store

39. Gym / Gymnasiums

 

40. Heaven

41. Hell

42. Highways and Intersections

43. Historic Time Periods (Egypt, Roman, Medieval etc); Time Based: 1300s, 1920s, 1950s, etc

44. Hospital

45. Hotels / Motels

46. House or Mansion

 

47. Industrial

48. Interior Design

49. Island

 

50. Jails and Prisons

51. Jungles

 

52. Landmarks such as White House, Grand Canyon, Space Needle, Eifel Tower etc.

53. Lava, Volcanos

54. Library

 

55. Mall

56. Market

57. Middle east

58. Military outpost or Military camps

59. Mountains

60. Movie / Film based

61. Movie Theater

62. Museum

 

63. Nuclear Plants

 

64. Offices

65. Opera House

66. Overpass

 

67. Parks

68. Parking garage

69. Planets / Universe: (ex. Mars. Moon)

70. Police, Fire Departments etc

71. Post Office

 

72. Research labs / Facilities

73. Restaurant

74. Rest Stop

75. Rooftops

 

76. Sea / Ship ports / Harbors

77. Sewers

 

78. Space Station

79. Ships and Ship Wrecks

80. Schools and Colleges

81. Skyscrapers

82. Stadiums

83. Subway

84. Swamps

85. Swimming Pools

 

86. Tombs

87. Train Stations

88. Truck stop

89. Toy Stores

90. Tunnels

91. TV / Radio Stations

 

92. Underwater / Underwater Worlds

93. Urban style

94. Village

95. Warehouse

96. Water worlds

97. Waterfall

98. Weather based or time of day based. Snow, blizzard, heat, rain, night, dusk, dawn etc

99. Western Towns, Saloons

 

100. Zoo

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