Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ship Simulator 2008

I ordered this game from amazon yesterday:
http://www.shipsim.com/home.php



I loved the demo. I don't know exactly what it is about the game, but it's just really 'nice' to play. It's a feel-good game. Some games provide an intellectual challenge, some provide a spriti of competition, and some just make you feel good. A lot of the themes for 'casual' games are based around feeling good. Ship simulator somehow does that.
People on the games forums whine about bugs, but people always do. There are often some people with totally obscure graphics cards and sound cards, on spyware-infested machines which they built themselves, and triple boot to linux and some other O/S, which has never been virus checked or defragged, and who install every toolbar and add on they encounter.
The PC is an open platform, and the games will never be as stable as console games. Fortunately, we get about 100 times as much choice of game!

Work continues apace on Democracy 2, got the basic scripting stuff done and next week I'll sort out all the dilemmas, and add some new ones etc.

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