Uncapped Look-Ahead and the Information Horizon

I write a lot about how bad output randomness is for games, but today I want to write about a problem common in many deterministic games – specifically ones that lack hidden information. Why doesn’t everyone just play chess, if it’s so great? The answer is that chess, or other ancient abstracts like Go and … Continue reading "Uncapped Look-Ahead and the Information Horizon"

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People don’t know game design is a thing: more evidence

I’m writing my book, so I don’t have time to write a big thing today, but I wanted to share a little thing I found. I’ve often made claims that not only are we (everyone) collectively very bad at game design, but that large segments of our population do not even know/acknowledge that game design … Continue reading "People don’t know game design is a thing: more evidence"

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