Hashima Island – Real Theme

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Hashima Island is one among 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture about 15 kilometers from Nagasaki itself. The island was populated from 1887 to 1974 as a coal mining facility. The island’s most notable features are the abandoned concrete buildings and the sea wall surrounding it.

It’s already been used in a few games but the point of my Real Themes posts is to provide inspiration for mappers, rather than suggest they simply copy exactly what they see.

What I like about this place is the complete isolation, more so than somewhere that can be reached by walking etc.

Thanks to CivanT for sending me details about it.

Anyway, enjoy the images.

Useful Links

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9 Comments

  1. CrowbarSka

    I’ve come across this place before. It certainly inspires a lot of gameplay ideas (those tight urban environments are just begging for intense vertical combat situations).

    I’ve accumulated some reference images in my Dropbox gallery if anyone wants to take a look. All credit goes to the original photographers, I just collected the images from various sources.
    https://www.dropbox.com/photos/inspiration%20photos/gunkanjima

    1. Matt, the link seems to require a password.

      1. CrowbarSka

        Try this one. Feel free to edit the original link if this one works.
        http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/5370568/2/inspiration%20photos/gunkanjima?h=b28f62

  2. Interesting place, although I couldn’t get the on-site images a quick google left me looking at a place that should belong on Life After People. As well as urban combat you could quite easily incorporate a great many enviromental dangers in the mix, collapsing ceilings and walls would be a dime a dozen in that sort of setting.

    1. although I couldn’t get the on-site images

      Fixed, sorry about that.

  3. Kyouryuu

    A fascinating thing about Hashima Island is that it once hosted the densest human population in the entire world, thanks to the Mitsubishi coal mine there. But as the demand for coal dissipated in Japan, the island became a ghost town. I just find it strange how no one stayed behind. It’s not unusual in the Western U.S. to find ghost towns from the days of gold mining, but given Hashima’s massive population at one point, it must have been a dreadful place to live if everyone left. Apparently, there was a lot of forced labor.

  4. SPY

    immediately I get that Stalker feeling when I see places like that!
    and I have to admit, they are indeed made for great combat in horizontal and vertical direction, (what is one of my favorite mapping styles, lol).

    great place!!

  5. HL TOTALLY FAN

    Yeah ive been waiting for this location to be published on this section, I think hashima its a perfect location to conssider some HL2 mods, it would be great to see that abandoned island as a combine base, or like gosth town like ravenholm

  6. A small deserted island with abandonded buildings and huge underground galleries (old coal mining facility)
    Sounds like the ideal place for the combine to build a huge secret factory.
    Minerva Metastasis is the first that comes to mind, but now with a lot more opportunities above ground.
    Great idea !!

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