A Reddit user named cleroth developed a "hex-based real-time strategy exploration game" called Marvora, "with elements from Dwarf Fortress and Civilization." Four years ago he posted a preview of procedurally generated biomes, which you can see here.
Today, cleroth discovered that an Amazon marketplace seller is using that image to sell Marvora Biomes umbrellas, Marvora Biomes antibacterial toilet seats, and Marvora Biomes bikinis. The Amazon Marketplace seller is no doubt using a bot to scrape image files, so it seems appropriate to use an image created procedurally, too.
BigBread’s No Destination is a “game” in the classic spirit of Desert Bus, and you don’t even have to make the occasional steering adjustment. Just sit and enjoy the journey, looking out of a train coach at the procedurally-generated hills and woods of wherever it is you are. It’s just the first entry I’ve checked […]
Castle-generator is, as you can probably already guess, a generator of castles—gorgeous, two-dimensional pixel art fortresses to die for over and over and over again. It’s by _unsettled_; all sorts of parameters are offered to determine the general shape and size of your medieval manse. 2D pixel art parametric castle generator Hide/show the UI with […]
Procedural generation isn’t just for video game landscapes and galaxies. The technique for creating vast amounts of realistic but uncannily superficial content goes back a long way. Pfizer used it to generate drug names in 1956, feeding code to an IBM mainframe and getting potential products in return. James Ryan (@xfoml) posted excerpts from news […]
There’s no shortage of wireless chargers out there. So when one scores a Best of Innovation Award at the Consumer Electronics Show, we take notice. And, those industry nods mean good news for just about anybody with a smartphone, because the HyperCharger X Wireless Charger means there’s no excuse for losing power when you’re out […]
Once you’ve cut steak or poultry with some actual quality knives, it’s really tough to go back to those budget blades you bought at the department store a couple of decades ago. Consider that a fair warning about this 5-Piece Professional Damascus Chef’s Kitchen Set. The holiday discount makes it easy to buy for a […]
Concerned about your eyesight? You probably should be. And we’re not just talking about seniors here. Young or old, we’re all at risk of coming down with vision issues Most of us might get a vision test only once every couple of years or so when we get a new pair of glasses – if […]