On one hand, it makes no sense for the monsters and encounter areas of the gameworld to come pre-stocked with loot. It also makes no sense for feral beasts and the shambling undead to walk around carrying fabulous cash prizes.
On the other hand, gold coins are shiny and make a fun jingling sound when you have lots of them.
A programming project where I set out to make a Minecraft-style world so I can experiment with Octree data.
Was it a Hack?
A big chunk of the internet went down in October of 2016. What happened? Was it a hack?
The Biggest Game Ever
How did this niche racing game make a gameworld so massive, and why is that a big deal?
The Mistakes DOOM Didn't Make
How did this game avoid all the usual stupidity that ruins remakes of classic titles?
A video discussing Megatexture technology. Why we needed it, what it was supposed to do, and why it maybe didn't totally work.