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Crawl – Inck Ompetence: Part I

Yep, it’s been an extremely long time since the original article asking for character submissions, but I’m here now, so let’s get this show on the road. I’ll try to make this report informative, though I stress that I’m nowhere near a master at this game, maybe not even mediocre. I do have a basic understanding of how many things work, so I’ll be able to impart some knowledge. Just don’t expect any gamebreaking strategies. Stuff in italics is me telling you things about the game. All of the screenshots can be enlarged to a readable size by clicking on…

The Game Narrative Triangle

I like it when sites talk to each other, and I just read a piece over at redkingsdream.com by Fraser Allison that’s made me want to spew some words on a bit of the subject. In The Game Narrative Triangle, Allison talks about the three aspects that actually make up a modern game. Emergent gameplay and Scripted gameplay (called Embedded in the original article but scripted works as a better term for me) are well documented, but Allison calls on a third aspect – Procedural. It’s basically good, independant AI, summarised in the original text with an example from GTA:…