Flak Magazine: Baking a Progress Quest, 12-17-02 is an article about the game Progress Quest which satirizes RPGs. You run it, you chose your character, and then it just runs a story that never ends.
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Rebecca is the daughter of Ivanhoe game that Steve Ramsay and I have been trying to imagine. (See previous Rebecca post.) Here are some more thoughts on features to the game.
– Limiting moves to the output of others
– Algorithmic spirit
– Code and Literary Programming
– Literary Moves
– A Game of Collaborative Algorithmic Interpretation
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Terra Nova is a blog by multiple authors on MMORPGs, toy worlds, social worlds and other “realms of emergent collective reality”. The authors discuss things like how “Avatars Become Storefronts” – how markets emerge slowly, but irresistably, for/in games for exchanging things.
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LUCKY WANDER BOY is a novel about a character obsessed with computer games. Like “Run Lola Run” (the movie) the structure of the novel has game-like features as does the plot. The narrator moves through levels. There are a number of “replay” chapters at the end that play out different endings.
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Steve Ramsay quote from McLuhan on Computer Games
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There is a great companion to the piece on “Ethics and Video Games” by Justin Hall on A Survey of Game Writing Online at http://www.ojr.org/ojr/ethics/1049994396.php.