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RE: GDC EU 2012 Talk

It's really pleasant to see that people with certain influence like you can actually come down to questions like the ones you did came to. If I was unsure I'm now certain that you are more than qualified to do what you do. The questions, the mood, and what you take by example also says a lot.
The presentation itself is amazing, and it seems that you too came to the conclusion that it all comes down to imagination. That's what we're loosing and that makes it twice as hard to see the right path for videogames in this case. If you start moving away from mainstream games you start to notice their boldness a lot more, mostly when you manage to play the simplest game and be surprised by the emotional response.
I believe that you're wrong when you say that most people want not the challenge but the immersion. You're overextending your self and generalizing it. Although I agree with the concept in your saying, I believe with some certainty that the greater percentage of players play games for the "fun" in it and not for the "art". The good thing is that you're an independent company, and by such reason, directly or indirectly you attract the group of players that look for what you try to achieve.
I think you forgot to mention something of greater importance as you talked inside this specific theme of evolving what storytelling games are. Maybe as a developer you already had the feeling of creation somewhere and noticed that there was always something missing in other games done by someone else, thus breaking in a certain way immersion. And I believe we can generalize games just that far without removing the entire game concept so what can be done to fix this problem? The game's subjective personality? We can't make the game entirely dynamic (and this comes down to what you talk about choices) and we can't just stop it and let people recode their game to their liking, so what's missing that can let people be exactly who they are in games. Of course RPG's for instance have a lot of customization, but that's far from what I intend to say when I talk about this subjective factor. I'm talking about a lot deeper, maybe even less rational factor that like I said some of you developers might have felt before. This thing that fills the last bit of the game so you can fully recreate the game scene whatever it is in your brain. It's actually hard to explain but I'm sure you can somehow understand what I'm trying to describe here. And if so, how can we achieve this dynamism? Of course simplicity helps a lot, because your brain does most of the work, so you create your own personal game scene, but if we want to progress into something that can be enjoyed by a wider base of players we can't keep it that simple. What can be done to fix this?

Either way, I'm waiting for the next Amnesia hoping to see some new mechanics that reflect your thoughts somehow in the levels I mentioned.

Today I dreamt the life I could live forever. You only know that when you feel it for you know not what you like until you've experienced it.
07-20-2013, 01:31 AM

Messages In This Thread
GDC EU 2012 Talk - by Thomas - 07-19-2013, 06:27 PM
RE: GDC EU 2012 Talk - by Paddy™ - 07-19-2013, 06:40 PM
RE: GDC EU 2012 Talk - by Traggey - 07-19-2013, 08:07 PM
RE: GDC EU 2012 Talk - by nemesis567 - 07-20-2013, 01:31 AM
RE: GDC EU 2012 Talk - by Acies - 07-20-2013, 03:01 PM
RE: GDC EU 2012 Talk - by Artyom - 07-21-2013, 09:52 AM
RE: GDC EU 2012 Talk - by Adrianis - 07-21-2013, 04:26 PM
RE: GDC EU 2012 Talk - by Draug - 07-22-2013, 11:50 AM
RE: GDC EU 2012 Talk - by Googolplex - 07-26-2013, 04:38 PM

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