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How New York’s Central Park Created the Map for Open-World Video Games

Great immersive games create a universe in miniature — just like the world’s best urban parks

Illustration: Glenn Harvey

It was uncharted territory.

I’d just finished setting my mom up in her new assisted living facility on East 108th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Needing some…

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Adam Frank

Adam Frank

Astrophysicist: U of Rochester. Blog: 13.8 Orbiter. Sometimes NPR, NYTimes, Atlantic & others. Book: Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth.