My white whale of game design: "is it still possible to have meaningful mystery and discovery in game at a large scale?" https://twitter.com/Dansgaming/status/1673666661663096832
A coworker a few decades back had a wild career trajectory:
- BA was math (or physics?)
- MA in Poetry
- Xerox PARC doing research
- Content designer for a few years on MMOs
- Left games to teach poetry to undergrads
Once an ex and I were sitting around reading. Suddenly she flung her book into the corner where it joined a big pile of others.
"Are you okay?!"
"I wasn't enjoying it. When something's bad, I toss it in the corner and ignore it."
She taught me a good life lesson for all media.
Someone at Zynga was irate that the hard boiled eggs in the kitchenettes weren't pre-peeled. "Do you know how much of my valuable time I waste peeling an egg in the morning?!? Someone should be doing this for me!"