Well, that’s put paid any chance of me taking part in Nanowrimo this November - the new (sequel) Civilisation game is almost here

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The Legend of Zelda Wii U Trailer - E3 2014 (by IGN)

"Oh God. FreeCiv, the open source “tribute” to the classic strategy series, now runs on HTML5. Meaning it can run in browsers. And on your phone. Play here. Thanks PC Gamer."

Kotaku - The Gamer’s Guide

Terrible news. Terrible, wonderful news.

Really interesting sounding project about adding game-like controls to movies

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A picture of Barack Obama flashes up on the screen. There’s a big, warm smile on his face, but in the background there’s the sound of a helicopter gunship firing. “I searched for happy photos of Obama,” says Angelina, the game’s creator, “because I like him.”

Angelina makes computer games. I guess you could call her an indie developer of sorts – her games certainly exist away from the big-budget mainstream industry, and she doesn’t have a huge team at her disposal. Like many indie developers, she seeks to inject her games with meaning and purpose, and tackle issues that other releases stray away from. There’s just one difference between her and most creatives working in the field.

Angelina isn’t a human being. She’s a computer program.

Angelina is the work of Michael Cook, a researcher at Imperial College London and, crucially, an avid RPS reader. She’s his PhD project, and with her, Michael intends to explore new possibilities in autonomous game development.

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Makego (by Chris O’Shea)