In L.A. Noire, gamers assume the role of an LAPD detective and investigate crime in 1947 Los Angeles. L.A. as Subject's latest post for KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at how Southern California archives informed the look and content of the game:
Earlier this week, video game enthusiasts and fans of L.A. history cheered the release of Rockstar Games' L.A. Noire, a police procedural game noted for its faithful reproduction of Los Angeles circa 1947. To recreate a city now hidden beneath 64 years of redevelopment projects and transformed by age and expansion, production designers with the game's developer, Team Bondi, consulted several Los Angeles area archives.
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