Great Places for Game Backgrounds and Settings

Collection by Jon Brown

Jon Brown
Mount Rushmore Monument in South Dakota George Washington president, Thomas Jefferson president, Theodore Roosevelt president, and Abraham Lincoln president. Mont Rushmore, Thomas Jefferson, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton National, George Washington, Washington Dc, Dakota Do Sul, North Dakota

Featured in Wizball, Pilot Wings 64, Sam & Max Hit the Road, and many more, the mighty Mount Rushmore has served game makers well.

Eiffel Tower in Paris. Eiffel Tower Facts and Tours, History, Quotes, and Information. Facts about the Eiffel Tower. Torre Eiffel Paris, Paris Eiffel Tower, Paris France, Tour Effel, Pet Shipping, Paris Tour, Paris Paris, Gustave Eiffel, Paris Travel Tips

In photos and real life the Eiffel Tower is epic and awesome. It's hard to imagine what a shocking sight of domineering industrial chic / gratuitousness it must have seemed when it was built in 1889.

SUNSET STONEHENGE Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. Summer Solstice Date, Winter Solstice, Star Treck, Great Places, Places To See, Beautiful Places, Amazing Places, Beautiful Pictures, Sun Worship

"Stonehenge! 'Tis a magical place, where the moon doth rise with a dragon's face!" - once relatively abundant in games, thanks to the plethora of UK based game developers. Lyrics by Spinal Tap.

The great Sphinx in Egypt has become one of the great wonders of the modern world. Today, millions of people make the expedition to Egypt to get a glance of the pyramids and the Sphinx. However, it was excavated until here is a photo of the excavation. Ancient Art, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Ancient Ruins, Le Sphinx, Sphinx Egypt, Giza Egypt, Rare Historical Photos, Historical Landmarks

The whole awesome Giza Necropolis is the only survivor of the original Seven Wonders. I first remember seeing the Great Pyramid (plus Sphinx) as a background in Bomb Jack.

Giant Crystal Cave comes to light. Mexico's Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) contains some of the world's largest known natural crystals—translucent beams of gypsum as long as 36 feet meters). Large Crystals, Natural Crystals, Selenite Crystals, Rocks And Gems, Rocks And Minerals, Natural Wonders, Natural World, In This World, At Least

In the USA, down New Mexico way, there's a place called Lechuguilla Cave. As far as I'm aware it's never been used in a video game, although Superman clearly saw it before travelling back in time to build his nifty digs.

Sydney is the largest and most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Places Around The World, Oh The Places You'll Go, Cool Places To Visit, Places To Travel, Around The Worlds, Tourist Places, Dream Vacations, Vacation Spots, Cruise Vacation

Sydney has two amazing landmarks - the striking Opera House and the big arching Harbour Bridge. Luckily they can both be seen in a single frame, so I don't have to choose between the two.

Mount Fuji in Japan with a Shinkansen and Sakura blossoms in the foreground Places To Travel, Places To See, Travel Destinations, Lonely Planet, Monte Fuji Japon, Tokyo To Kyoto, Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Japan Train, Mont Fuji

There must be loads of video games that have Mount Fuji in them, but I can't think of any. This is a classic shot with the blossom and bullet train in the foreground.