Love this Idea

Cory Doctorow over on BoingBoing has a look at what sounds like a very cool step in the world of game development:

“Eskil Steenberg is a solo game-developer who’s bent on creating an entire massively multiplayer online world single-handedly, using procedural generation techniques that cause the game to build itself by starting with clever rules and exploring them outwards.”

In addition to using mathematics and rules to sort of organically build the game outward, Steenberg is hoping to tap into a collective resource of other gamers to help the game grow.

“he intends to build the world into a kind of communal adventure, where gamers work together to furnish a central village, defend it from enemy attack, and explore the surround world and its many dungeons. Players will be able to do things like deform elements of terrain, allowing them to build tunnel networks or walls to defend their property.”

Should the game end up working out to be as cool as it sounds, major game developers who spend literally millions of dollars and man-hours to make a game will be quaking (pun intended) in their boots.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s