View Full Version : uber-games being developed on unreal engine
31st January 2003, 12:38
sounds cool (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2708995.stm)
Keen gamers can rejoice as US scientists are working on ways to make computer games that never end.
The researchers are adapting AI techniques used for robot navigation to manage game worlds that constantly present fresh challenges to players.
31st January 2003, 12:51
cool, sounds clever. the new unreal engine is absolutely beautiful, as well.
31st January 2003, 16:48
31st January 2003, 17:05
I bought morrowind and thought it was cool except for one thing. It wasn't multiplayer. Also, the part of the game where you have to go around and get "votes" or whatever to become the next messiah really really sucks. I got so bored halfway through that part that I just quit.
31st January 2003, 20:20
Man, if games would never end, we'd have another EverQuest epidemic again. I think that the idea has a lot of potential, but I think games should end at some time. :/ Whatever, I'd buy a game that never ended to see how it is. :)
31st January 2003, 20:27
hmm... Seems like it would get boring after so long though..
Kinda GTA3 and Vice City.. I had to quit for a few weeks..
31st January 2003, 21:18
GTA3 got boring after a few hours for me.
31st January 2003, 23:17
Originally posted by Bilbo Baggins
GTA3 got boring after a few hours for me.
I'll subscribe to that too.
1st February 2003, 00:01
Everquest is still huge. Especially with the releasal of the new game. Also Counter Strike which is over 3 Years old still has over 25,000 players on it daily. A game that would never end would probably be a form of Everquest, or the new StarWars came that is coming out. So its nothing new really. Also you could say Everquest is a game that 'never ends' because there is alway something new to do on it.
1st February 2003, 00:16
those games where you keep up a ball and theres an infinite ammount that you can get are neverending.
But anyone who sat there for their whole life clicking on the same thing over and over has about the same brain capacity as the average bacteria cell.
Besides a real game that never ended would not be great, youd never get that sense of satisfaction you get when you clear a really hard game after about a month.
1st February 2003, 00:59
I don't really see the point of a never-ending game. For every beginning there should be an end, for without it you will eventually run out of things to do(unless there are inifinite possibilities). The best that this kind of game can get is like Diablo II and other similar games, where there is a definite ending point(killing diablo - or mephisto in the expansion), but you can still keep on playing having many more different experiences(especially in multiplayer).
The truly greatest game of all is life, as long as you decide to play the game and not just spectate.
1st February 2003, 01:13
my personal favroute game is either dungeon keeper but nobody gives a crap.
According to einsteins theory, there is a beginning but no end, but how the hell does he know, but its only a theory.
1st February 2003, 01:39
You must admit though that it would be a technological and programming feat to be able to make an AI that can keep games going forever because nothing is truely ever finished. If you could do that, the games could probably be about 1 GB in size, and yet could have the vast expansiveness of 20GB, using the Star Wars Galaxies game as an example. Whole worlds were created in a universe, etc...
Raz - It's only a theory because no one can live forever. ;)
1st February 2003, 03:33
Yeah, it would be amazing AI, but playability would be low, because after a few hours you would find yourself doing things that you just did a while ago(kinda like in real life except you can't do as much to "spice it up").
I am Jesus
1st February 2003, 05:19
Do any of you guys from here in the forums ever get together and play ut2k3? if so post the IP plz cuz I would like to join
1st February 2003, 14:57
I used to play ut2k3 with my friends, but mostly joined public servers.
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