Generative Landscapes

Initially designed for a side scroller game, this project took a life of its own. I don't know why landscapes are easy on the eyes. The vastness of space or the immensity of mountains. I'd been playing around with randomness and organicness in code before, but these landscapes were my first implementation.

The hardest part to figure out was harmony of the colors. I wanted each peace to be a surprise but random colors make bad art. I'm quite happy with the results.

Almost all variables are parametrized. Color range, flora density, mountain density and elevation. This was coded with Java on Processing. It takes about 1 second to generate each image.