Last post by droqen - January 25, 2022, 07:08:53 AM
PROC 0 - RANDOM WALK
I spent a few hours browsing Pinterest and gluing together a bunch of pins into something, but it never coalesced into a whole-ass form. (I won't link the board here.) Of course I added things I liked and I removed things I disliked but this is no procedure; this is a random walk. It's not going to take me anywhere at all.
1. Think of something that inspires you. Can be an adjective, a character, a celebrity, a colour scheme, a specific piece of clothing.
2. Search for the seed term, something that appeals to you. (* Get in touch with your sense of taste. You don't need to be able to describe what appeals to you so long as you feel it and trust in the feeling.)
3. Find a board that's well-executed.
4+. Repeat, following pins to find more boards. Get a lot of boards. These are resources.
As far as I can tell this advice revolves around finding boards! That's cool.
Last post by droqen - January 24, 2022, 06:49:30 PM
I suppose this is just another way of saying that it feels good to watch events occur, right? "Things change." The world goes on by. But I like the words algorithm, and system. They feel a little more bounded, more evocative. An algorithm is going somewhere. A system is something.
A process feels like something I can design, for a purpose.
Last post by droqen - January 24, 2022, 06:17:49 PM
P.S. since I really like to think of things in terms of overarching megatheories, of course I'd like to include all games in this category. Although 0-player games (Conway's Life) are extremely "just watch an algorithm go," a single-player platformer is also observing a process in action - the only difference is that you, the observer, are also part of the system.