Concept

Today, in my first Social Gaming lecture, I found myself thinking about Game Theory, specifically the Prisoners’ Dilemma, and how to translate this into an actual game. For those of you, who aren’t familiar with this gedankenexperiment, I will outline it in a few sentences, the others can safely skip the following paragraph.

The basic idea is that you have two prisoners, A and B. The two of them committed a crime together, but you cannot exactly prove it. Both of them get the same deal: rat out on the other and go free, the other gets to serve three years in prison. If both talk, both get a two year sentence, if both keep their mouths shut, both will get one year. They are held separate from each other and have no means to communicate. Now, while it would be more beneficial for them collectively to keep silent, each individually would always benefit from betraying the other, resulting in a higher penalty for both of them, than they would have to serve, if they cooperated.

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Some creatures I drew over the last couple of days. I might take one ore two of those and create finished concepts from them for the Double Happy Creature Design Contest at Game-Artist.net.

 

A little science fiction sketch I did recently. A mixture of bird, amphibian and a pinch of gorilla.

Some quick sketches for an as of yet unnamed game project.

 

All spaceships have a mass driver, missiles and smartbombs, but each has one additional weapon: a laser for the first, a salvo of unguided rockets for the second and high energy plasma shots for the last. Each of the weapons will be upgradeable. The ships also differ in size and maneuverability, the first being the smallest and fastest (hardest to hit), the last one the slowest and biggest. This is meant to compensate for the difference in weaponry.

Yet another sketches post. A collection of new, old and very old pencil drawings.

 

Further posts will (hopefully) contain less images…

Some creature designs. Just loose pencil sketches. Some of the creatures might be usable for Tehadon.

A little pencil sketch of a hoverbike.

Just some ideas for different shield designs. Very quick pencil sketches. Observant eyes might spot the shield from the last post ;)