Links For April 10, 2015

Ming Mecca, the jazz instrument for videogame improvisation

Just like you can tweak dials and switches on a synth module to augment the tone and style of sound, Ming Mecca allows users to mess with the rules of virtual worlds via the same interface.... The way those objects act and relate to each other is further manipulated by interconnecting a series of input jacks with cables. “These voltages act similarly to the dials and switches, manipulating various system parameters—but do so procedurally based on the voltage signals and their interconnection” Bartee says.

The Writer Will Do Something – A Twine about the experience of working on a AAA game. Painfullly accurate.

[Battle Royale] Frequently Asked Questions | Information and Discussion Thread

The concept is simple! On a massive world map 42 AI Civilizations duke it out for absolute world domination.

Cities:Skylines SF Recreation – San Francisco recreated in Cities: Skylines.

HEBOCON: The Robot Contest for Dummies

Hebocon is a robot sumo-wrestling tournament for those who don’t have the technical skills to actually make robots. 31 pseudo-robots that don’t even move properly came together to go head to head. The robots in this tournament are nothing like what their builders initially imagined them to be, robots are forgotten on the train, the strategies made with careful planning only result in failure, and the entrants who enter the ring brag about their robot’s secret moves that don’t really exist. This is the heated battle between crappy, but lovable robots.