Procedural Generation

RimWorld

What It Means When Algorithms Start Telling Stories for Us

Procedural storytelling is creating a new class of narrative within games, but the real story is in the machinery behind it.
Gil Lawson
6.20.17
free play

'Road Trip' Is A Procedurally Generated Version of That One Simpsons Vine

It's free and you can play it right now and I love it to death.
Austin Walker
12.16.16
A Postcard From...

'Sol Trader' is a Game About Talking To People in Outer Space

Space is extremely large and I am eighteen years old.
Jack de Quidt
11.13.16
Gaming

‘No Man’s Sky’ Is Like 18 Quintillion Bowls of Oatmeal

Sean Murray didn't lie about 'No Man's Sky.'
Emanuel Maiberg
8.21.16
no man's sky

What Does a Former NASA Employee Think of 'No Man's Sky'?

We went and asked one, to see if the imminent space-faring epic from Hello Games could encourage a new era of interstellar exploration.
Alex Tisdale
8.3.16
Gaming

What Does a Former NASA Employee Think of 'No Man's Sky'?

We went and asked one, to see if the imminent space-faring epic from Hello Games could encourage a new era of interstellar exploration.
Alex Tisdale
8.3.16
no man's sky

​‘No Man’s Sky’ Isn’t Out Until Next Week, But This Guy May Have Already Beaten It

A player with a leaked copy of <em>No Man's Sky</em> reached the center of the galaxy in 30 hours. But why are we so obsessed with the game's length?
Austin Walker
7.31.16
Gaming

​‘No Man’s Sky’ Isn’t Out Until Next Week, But This Guy May Have Already Beaten It

A player with a leaked copy of 'No Man's Sky' reached the center of the galaxy in 30 hours. But why are we so obsessed with the game's length?
Austin Walker
7.31.16
Video Games Killed the Radio Star

How ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Elite Dangerous’ Harness the Feeling of Real Exploration

The sci-fi adventure of this summer, and Frontier's similarly ambitious epic, both use procedural generation. But what does that really mean?
Mike Diver
4.12.16
Gaming

Make Art for Aliens in Strangethink’s ‘Joy Exhibition’ Game

UK-based experimental video game designer Strangethink’s latest combines art software and video games.
DJ Pangburn
12.17.15
Gaming

How to Build a Life-Sized Universe Using Math

'No Man's Sky' creator Sean Murray walked us through the algorithms that rule the most anticipated game the year.
Beckett Mufson
10.8.15
Music

Watch an Algorithm Make a Music Video In Your Web Browser

It pulsates with different, trippy computer-generated polygons each time.
Adam Owen
9.4.15