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.
Minecraft worlds are procedurally generated from numbers and words known as seeds. A seed defines everything from the nearest blade of grass to the farthest mountain, and the most interesting seeds become challenges in themselves, shared by players and even aquiring fandoms of their own. The most intriguing seed in Minecraft, though, has only just […]
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 […]
If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, it’s that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners. To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to the old-school high school language lab method, using heavy repetition, verb conjugation and grammar emphasis to embed a new language. […]
For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really […]
Nobody is happy about the current state of our COVID-ravaged education system. With a new school year fast approaching, plans for teaching students still in flux, and political in-fighting driving more fear and confusion about whether or not to re-open campuses, teachers and parents are concerned. Meanwhile, most kids are just fine with spending less […]