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Yes, THAT Chris Crawford. Published first game in 1978. Ran Games Research at Atari. Made 15 published games. Wrote a bunch of books. Gave a lot of lectures. Founded Game Developers Conference and ran it for the first years. STILL working on interactive storytelling; current effort is Siboot, a major reworking on my 1987 game Trust & Betrayal. 

 

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Posted by Chris Crawford on Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:52:00 EST in Programming, Art, Indie
Would indie developers like an old technology for facial emotional expression as a library?



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Comment In: [Blog - 01/06/2014 - 02:52]

I 'm very impressed with ...

I 'm very impressed with the blending algorithms you developed to merge various portions of the face the results are impressive. I myself want to move in a different direction: towards the artistic representation of the human face. Perhaps the best way to characterize the distinction is to make reference ...

Comment In: [News - 08/12/2013 - 02:06]

Awk I just noticed in ...

Awk I just noticed in this video that I promised that I would look into posting some of my source code from old games, a promise I forgot with all the other things happening that day. I have already set to work gathering old source code and shall be posting ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/27/2012 - 09:50]

The use of sex is ...

The use of sex is appropriate only in the context of an emotional bond between the two characters. If the game doesn 't address that emotional bond, then the use of sex is merely salacious. Until games start implementing substantive adult emotional interaction, their use of sex is necessarily salacious.

Comment In: [News - 08/24/2012 - 03:52]

I 'd like to offer ...

I 'd like to offer a comment on the common observation here that a game must be fun in order to have any educational value. The value of making learning fun is not a new concept I was touting it as far back as 1982. I built my first educational ...

Comment In: [News - 07/09/2012 - 12:58]

Raph, here 's some irony ...

Raph, here 's some irony for you: a piece I wrote twenty years ago about the Two Cultures war: r n r nhttp://www.erasmatazz.com/TheLibrary/JCGD/IEDV8/TwoCulturesWar/TwoCulturesWar.html

Comment In: [News - 01/26/2012 - 07:58]

Dqn, good points all. There ...

Dqn, good points all. There are indeed an appallingly large number of young people on whom the concept of intellectual property is lost. In order to make that point effectively, I would have, in the author's shoes, talked about all forms of abuse of intellectual property. Concentrating all attention on ...