I don't want to put my willy in that secret hole
Thursday, 9 September 2021

The Evolution of Trust

quote [ Why, even in peacetime, do friends become enemies?
And why, even in wartime, do enemies become friends?

I think game theory can help explain our epidemic of distrust ?
and how we can fix it! So, to understand all this...

...let's play a game. ]

An interesting experiment using game theory to demonstrate how trust can grow or atrophy.

Also, I need to make more friends.
[SFW] [games] [+3 Good]
[by XregnaR@6:21pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

GUSANO GO by klicktock

quote [ Eat enemies. But don't let them bite your body. ]

Good little game from the author of the way more ambitious Little Things Forever.
[SFW] [games] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@9:35amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 6 September 2021

Planning - The Core Reason Why Gameplay Feels Good

quote [ in order to provide a sense of autonomy a game needs to not only provide a large possibility space, but also teach the player how the world works and what the player's role in it is. The player needs to be able to mentally simulate various actions that can take place, and then come up with sequences that can be used to attain a specific goal ]

Interesting article from the horror game devs.

Thumb via New Old Stock, full in extended

[SFW] [games]
[by Paracetamol@3:56pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Developer returns to game after four decades, discovers and fixes typo so it works

quote [ Arctic Adventure is back baby! ]

Was a big fan of Zork and Colossal Cave Adventure back in the day, gonna have to give this a whirl.

Hell is other people's code, including your own. Stuff I wrote a month ago looks like someone else wrote it, I can't imagine going back 40 years and debugging, I'd go insane.
[SFW] [games] [+5 laz0r]
[by mechavolt@2:30pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 28 August 2021

French games used to be weird

quote [ Before the industry went global, before AAA games really even existed, French developers were making offbeat, sexy, political games that reflected their own reality. ]

This is a bit all over the place concerning French media weirdness, but a nice insight in early alternative video game companies and Muriel Tramis in particular.

[SFW] [games] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:51pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Why medieval city-builder video games are historically inaccurate

quote [ First of all, it would be more realistic if the settlement could first be planned out and was not forced to "grow organically" from a community center. The first settlement phase would be a test of how ?successful? a layout is in adapting to the exigencies of the terrain and the needs of the community. Only after that initial layout proved successful, further expansions can be planned. ]

Planning for the daily struggle vs rewarding mechanics.
[SFW] [games]
[by Paracetamol@4:14amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Greece Wildfire Relief Giveaway

quote [ After you?ve made a donation, take a screenshot for proof [?]
You?ll receive a reply with a key randomly picked from the total available pool at the time. ]

Some days old. Interesting way of supporting donations without a middleman.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@4:50amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Why are the doors so big in video games? Some developers explain

quote [ There's basically a constant battle between view and scale to make things look right ? of all the developers I spoke to, 'camera or FOV' was the first thing they answered with. One even mentioned having regular "door scale meetings" during production to deal with the issue. ]

Well it's not shoulder pads.
[SFW] [games] [+2 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@4:02pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 1 August 2021

The Unlikely Fan Remaster of Shrek SuperSlam, A Game Revived by Memes

quote [ The game isn?t exactly polished, but that?s also part of the attraction: Broken mechanics mean players have found creative exploits to turn the game into something far more complex than it was originally meant to be. Like an onion, Shrek SuperSlam has layers upon layers. ]

So many levels etc.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:53pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 30 July 2021

700,000 lines of code, 20 years, and one developer: How Dwarf Fortress is built

quote [ the cats were showing up dead all over the tavern floor, and it turned out they were ingesting spilled alcohol when they cleaned their paws. ]

Ah, Dwarf Fortress. On the hurdles of working with your own, messy code.
[SFW] [games] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:09pmGMT] [3 comments]

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