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Disappointment and gaming

2004-10-24 20:23:03.180584+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Saying "...I am quite sad, and feel used at a deep level", Diane mentions the death of Game NeverEnding. I don't know the details of this (although I'd love to read more, hint, hint), but I can extrapolate a bit to my own experiences of computer gaming: If I'm creating a persona in a virtual world, that character is subject to the whims and economics that control the virtual world. But even more so than that, at some point the returns are just that I'm getting better at playing that particular game, not that I'm building general purpose skills.

This is why I've lost interest in building games, and why I believe that most "social software" that tries to own the environment will fail. Badly.

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#Comment Re: Game NeverEnding made: 2004-10-25 18:18:05.178856+00 by: Jerry Kindall

So basically, they lied. It's ending after all.