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Tile blending

Video game concept

Graphically smoothing the borders between two or more tiles, making the transitions between disparate terrain or such much more pleasing to the eye.

60
games
20
platforms

Alternate name: Tile transitions

The first video game about Tile blending was released on April 20, 1990.

Microprose, 2K Games and The Freeciv project has published most of these games

Example from Dune 2:

... note the borders between different terrain, the game uses grid of rather large squares yet this is what you see.
If this is done by the level designer, then this does not count (though it may be hard to tell if it is or isn't).

Platforms

Linux 17
Windows 10
MS-DOS 8
Amiga 4
GBC 2
Win3.1 2
Mac OS X 2
Mac OS Classic 2
Solaris 2
BeOS 1
Internet Only 1
Atari ST 1
3DS 1
Mega Drive 1
Unix 1
BSD 1
Pandora 1
PS 1
NES 1
SNES 1

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