Fuel is just $5 and change on Steam right now. That’s the game where I talked about procedural content:
If at the time you thought, “That looks like it might be interesting to explore, but I wouldn’t pay full price for it.” then now is your big chance. I admit I have a bit of soft spot for this game because of the procedural content. I really hope the Asobo tech doesn’t end up collecting dust because this game sold poorly. The gameplay might have been off, but their world generating system is a lot more exciting to me than the next generation of bling-mapping.
Could Have Been Great
Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.
Game at the Bottom
Why spend millions on visuals that are just a distraction from the REAL game of hotbar-watching?
Deus Ex and The Treachery of Labels
Deus Ex Mankind Divided was a clumsy, tone-deaf allegory that thought it was clever, and it managed to annoy people of all political stripes.
Crysis 2 has basically the same plot as Half-Life 2. So why is one a classic and the other simply obnoxious and tiresome?
Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated
An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.