"Even if we went to all that work to accurately recreate what it what it was to make an atmosphere and to have it totally accurately modeled, the user would not appreciate any of that!"
Totally normal and not at all petty response to richly deserved criticism.
"I had altered the script here and there, and incited the creation of a few speaking parts, but to what end? I had not derailed this behemoth, or changed its direction, I had only made its path smoother as the technical consultant in charge of authenticity, the spirit haunting bad movies that aspired to be good ones." – Viet Thanh Nguyen, from The Sympathizer
"Basic math. Basic math. Basic math! Basic maaath!" to the tune of "Normal View."
Microsoft bought both Obsidian—and InXile!?
Microsoft wants games that're "a little different to what our big AAA franchises can deliver." What does that mean?
“Monsanto has been playing around… making these studies look like they are independent, when in fact they were written or heavily influenced by Monsanto…
"What we found is that some of these studies were key in the Government of Canada's decision to give a permit to Monsanto to continue selling glyphosate in Canada.”
Here is a videogame I have narrative designed and written. “Can you lead the misfit prisoners of the Void Ark through the derelict spaceships and myriad dangers of the Sargasso Nebula?”
"We're through the Looking Glass here, people." Show more
LaMer, Levine, LeBlanc, Leonard, LoPiccolo…
Few interesting notes from the Mahk LeBlanc Looking Glass interview… Show more
• Mouselook viable only at framerates higher than mid-90's PC games could really hope for.
• Looking Glass and the "immersive sim" as part of a 90's simulation-eager zeitgeist
• Simulation & combinatorics in Underworld & beyond as a confluence of their inexperience and the Ultima series philosophy
• As jazz is as much about the notes one does not play, a smart game design is also "what you don't have to simulate."
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