Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Will Wright on Games

Wired recently ran a pretty good article about Will Wright (the guy who created SimCity) and his insights. Some cool pointers:
  • There is no win or lose
  • Give users room and creativity to express themselves (freedom, avenue of self-expression)
  • A system that tries to design the ultimate game for every player?
  • Games can be potentially more addictive than drugs
  • Social games evolved based on user feedback + metrics

1 comment:

MicroSourcing said...

It's interesting how Will Wright makes mention of gaming addiction. It's a real issue in some parts of East Asia and Europe but hasn't really been addressed properly.