Will Wright details project HiveMind, first "personal gaming" experience

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
Nov 21, 2011
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  1. Will Wright, creator of SimCity and The Sims, has unveiled his latest project called HiveMind. In a nutshell, HiveMind will be an immersive game that uses real-world information about a…

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 856   +121

    Track, trace, database, fun!
  3. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    Well this news article is a bit late :/…
  4. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    Wright never fails
  5. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    "The whole idea of sharing personal information for the sake of a video game sounds a bit concerning, but Wright is confident that the younger generation would be alright with the concept if they could be guaranteed a fun experience. After all, many young people volunteer such information on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter on a daily basis with little ?return?."

    insert Pedobear, NAMBLA, or To Catch A Predator joke here.
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    So if it tailors a gaming experience around the personal information of someone addicted to playing World Of Warcraft, will it just create a game where you play World Of Warcraft?
  7. cobra5k

    cobra5k TS Rookie

    Wrong! Ever heard of anything else he has done besides the sims? Yeah, Spores was a HUGE hit, NOT! He said all the same things for his last two games, this guy is a one-hit-wonder.
  8. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    Might wanna do a little research on that. Ever heard of SimCity?
  9. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 267

    And Spore sold over two million copies. I don't see how he is a one hit wonder.

    I do wonder what cobra5k was hit in the head with, though.
  10. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Will Wright seems to still be old school when it comes to game design. Fun, innovative and divergent. A lot of game design studios seem to have fallen into the hollywood copy/paste/change and psychological reward system to reinforce grinding/farming/repetative behaviour. Even if he isn't out selling MMOs and FPS games I'll be happy to see how this one turns out....

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