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Creating Dataviz Using the Video Game ‘Townscaper’

Visualizing the price of Bitcoin, inflation, and Facebook’s stock price using cute wee little buildings

These Townscaper buildings? They chart the monthly price of Bitcoin over the last five years

(Want to try my tool that turns data into a Townscaper town? It’s here!)

I’m a big fan of Townscaper, the gorgeous little indie video game.




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Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson

I write three times a week about tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer for NYT mag/Wired; author of “Coders” and “Smarter Than You Think”

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