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

Shawn Knight

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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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Darkshadoe

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"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.
 

Arris

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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?
 
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.
 

Darkshadoe

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cobra5k said:
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.

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

DokkRokken

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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.
 

Arris

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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....