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3 years ago Notre-Dame caught on fire. This video game lets you fight to save it

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13.06.2022

On April 15, 2019, when the Notre-Dame cathedral in central Paris caught on fire, a certain subset of people around the world couldn’t help but think about a 5-year-old video game. Assassin’s Creed Unity is a 2014 video game set in Paris in 1789 that includes a surprisingly detailed digital model of the cathedral. In the game, players roam through the church and climb into its highest points—actions that gave gamers a deep familiarity with the building. Seeing it burn in news reports and social media videos in 2019, some gamers were reminded of the hours spent climbing through the building in the video game. Some even wondered if the digital version of the cathedral might be useful in rebuilding the damaged structure.

[Image: Ubisoft]The video game version of the cathedral wasn’t detailed enough for that kind of forensic research, but the makers of the game did find a way to put their version of Notre-Dame back to work. Today, Ubisoft is releasing Save Notre-Dame on........

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