Update: List has been rewritten and revised to include a total of 121 locations (originally 100). All images have been updated.
Ideas are everywhere.
Every time you see a photo, concept art painting, a movie, every time you step a foot outside your door - all contain possible ideas for a game environment or a playable level.
But sometimes you want to see a list of possible locations ideas to stimulate your mind without having to actively look for them.
I originally created this list in 2008. It was actually one of the first posts on World of Level Design.
Now, 8 years later it is time for an update.
Mix and match any these locations to create a unique idea for a stand-alone game environment or a playable level design.
So whenever you get stuck and need help to generate idea locations - this is it.
Ideas are easy to come by, but what you do with them and how you plan them out into a project matters, "Preproduction Blueprint: How to Plan Game Environments and Level Designs" book explains how.
Below are all 121 ideas for you to use for your next project.
Bath House (Roman, Turkish, Russian):
Book Store/Comic Book Store:
Bridge (Vehicle, Train, Pedestrian, Rope):
Broadcast Center Stations (TV/Cable/Radio):
Building (Residential, Commercial):
Bus Station/Bus Terminal:
Clubs (Strip Club, Dance Club, Night Club):
Court House/City Hall:
Cruise Ship/Cruise Station/Cruise Terminal:
Department Store (Toy, Clothing, Electronics, Furniture etc):
Forest (Deciduous, Coniferous):
Government Facility/Building (CIA, FBI, Pentagon, Embassy, Area 51 etc):
Hockey/Ice Skating Rink:
Landmark/Monument (Golden Gate Bridge, Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower etc):
Military Outpost/Military Camp:
Nuclear PlanT/Energy Plant:
Office/Public Administration Buildings:
Psychiatric Institution/Hospital (Insane Asylum):
Rest Area/Rest Stop/Truck Stop:
Train Station, Train Terminal:
Tundra (Arctic, Alpine, Antarctic):
Note: All images used are in Public Domain.