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Rampant Coyote’s Gone Bye-Bye. What Have You Got Left, Egon?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 31, 2010

I’m dreaming about game content now. Sanity may be no more than a distant memory.

I woke up from a vivid dream about 3D models of creatures for Frayed Knights. With accompanying stat blocks that would have been appropriate in a pen-and-paper RPG. And an additional chart showing completion levels. Somehow in my dream a model could have animation at a non-zero completion level before the rigging was 100% complete.

And then I got to see them in action. They looked like half-painted miniatures. I saw some that were supposed to be based on Fallout 1, but they didn’t resemble any Fallout 1 enemies that I recall. These were cyborg-mutants that seemed to be a cross of one of those fortune-dispensing carnival machines (with legs) and a Big Daddy from Bioshock.

I have no clue what I thought I’d be doing with them in Frayed Knights. But it’s not the content of the dream, so much as dreaming about content, that has me worried…

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  • Yoel said,

    You are planning to use these ideas, right?

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Maybe. If I could figure out WHERE, maybe. Yeesh.

  • Yoel said,

    Dream sequence?

  • Rubes said,

    Soon you’ll be dreaming that you’re actually IN the game. That’s when we’ll need to start talking about therapy.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    I had that happen, too, but I think I was on cold medication at the time. So I have that excuse to fall back on…

  • Hajo said,

    Sometimes I wish for a more direct brain-to-computer link than mouse and hands to transfer images from my head into my computer. A pity that we won’t see something like that anytime soon 🙁

    Some day in the future people will wonder how we created game content in this age.

  • modran said,

    I can totally relate to that. Almost everytime I’m working on something important for me, I’ll dream about it…

    So, no, therapy is still far, it’s just that even your unconscious is working full time 😀 !