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March 10, 2005

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Emily Dickinson: The Game

2005 Game Design Challenge: Imagine a game based on… Emily Dickinson.

Will Wright, creator of Simcity, came up with “USB Emily Dickinson”:

[…] The idea was to stuff a virtual Dickinson into a USB drive and have her behave like a sort of complex Tamagotchi. When ever she is plugged into your computer she would send you emails, instant messages and basically annoy the shit out of you. Over time she would develop a personality and relationship with you. If she ended up becoming suicidal she would even have the option of deleting herself from the drive. […]

AWESOME. Other cool ideas, too.

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Posted March 10, 2005 at 5:43 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Video Games

Comments

a coupla more links for ya:
Gamespy article about the competition:

This kinda restates the slashdot article, but has some different details.

NPR talking about the competition:
honestly, they don't really go into much detail about it, but still, NPR!

Also, from the gamespy article is a link to last year's competition, to create a Love Story.

Matt note: Edited to add hyperlinks in defiance of MT-Blacklist.

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