Doug Orleans wrote:
Aaron Dalton writes:
> 1) I realize that koans can be very freeform. By necessity however, an
> online implementation would impose some basic restrictions on the types
> of koans that could be generated. My current plan is to design a set of
> text commands that can be used to auto-generate PNG images of various
> pyramid configurations. The restrictions that immediatly come to mind
> are the following:
> - Pyramids could probably only face up, N, E, S, and W. No leaning =(
> - Multiple pyramids would likely need to be arranged in a square
> grid-like relationship to one another and not in nice circles or wavy lines.
I think you can do better than this-- some of us used POV-Ray to
generate koans for the LiveJournal Zendo games, and it's not that
difficult to generate some pretty non-boring koans. If you can make
a simplified interface to the POV-Ray language (specific to building
koans) this might work pretty well.
Personally, though, I'd rather see a Gnostica implementation...
That's a great idea! I'll do more research. My Zendo aspirations are
not immediate. It's going to take time to work it all out. I will
continue to work on other games as well. One of the SDG players is
working on a Gnostica implementation so... Thanks for the ideas!
Aaron Dalton | Super Duper Games
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