No Man’s Sky – Video game to create an entire universe

Full article – http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/18/world-without-end-raffi-khatchadourian

It’s not like this hasn’t been done before – the underlying idea of ‘procedural’ games is as old as computer games but I like some of the ideas in here quite a lot – John Harris being mentioned as an inspiration is wonderful but whether they can create compelling gameplay from something random is the issue.

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