My name is Legion. You collapsed my probability distribution, prepare to die!
September 23, 2007 7:15 AM Subscribe
posted by kandinski (30 comments total)
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is a new FPS game where single-player and multiplayer modes meld in one. At any point, any Non-Player-Character might not be an NPC at all, but another Player. It is likely that, as in a game of tag, players will just take turns to be "it" like Agents in the Matrix, but... wouldn't it be great if we could all be "it" at the same time? Quantum Gaming
might just be the way to model such a swarm of gamers.
You can visualise the many-worlds interpretation of classical shooters in "Averaging Gradius
". Greg Egan has already designed Quantum Soccer
for you to check out how a probability distribution scoring scheme would work. And the "many-votes" implementation of Massively Multiplayer Pong
proves the concept is viable, if difficult to pull out in higher abstractions than "ball meets paddle".
Even bright-guy Richard Dawkins says Quantumg Gaming might be a good educational tool
Sure that, but, can we also make it fun