Hmm, we seem to be quiet here. We are still awaiting Issue 7 over at City of Heroes, and I have not been playing much this week. I did read something interesting, though, so I’ll toss you a link. Will Wright is guest-editing Wired for April, and this is something he wrote for it, entitled “Dream Machines.”
Two preview bits:
Imagine that all you knew about movies was gleaned through observing the audience in a theater – but that you had never watched a film. You would conclude that movies induce lethargy and junk-food binges. That may be true, but you’re missing the big picture.
By moving away from the idea that media is something developed by the few (movie and TV studios, book publishers, game companies) and consumed in a one-size-fits-all form, we open up a world of possibilities. Instead of leaving player creativity at the door, we are inviting it back to help build, design, and populate our digital worlds.