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Imagine if SimCity wasn't just a game

April 23, 2003 10:14 AM

Steven Johnson in Reality Bytes:


A fascinating new project called Game Neverending may further blur the line between real spaces and game spaces. Created by a talented team of programmers based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Game Neverending is a delightfully open-ended virtual space that encourages new sociopolitical structures: Where SimCity lets you build a neighborhood, Game Neverending promises to let you create a new form of grassroots alliance, or even a cult. The designers are hoping to get away from the traditional game interface, which involves sitting focused exclusively on the computer screen. The idea is to create new ways for information to flow from real space into virtual space.

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