If you’re a fan of computer games or geeky topics in general, check out these two videos from the newly launched tech site Motherboard.tv:
- Richard Garriott: King Of All Nerds: A 20-minute documentary on Richard Garriott, better known as Lord British, author of the classic RPG game Ultima.
- Game Godfather Sid Meier and the 48-Hour Game: Sid Meier, the legendary game designer (Civilization, Pirates!, Railroad Tycoon, Colonization, Alpha Centauri), takes part in a college competition to design and code a game in 48 hours. In the documentary, Sid Meier talks about the early days of the video game industry.
Both videos in fairly advanced American English.
Harold Rethrane Apr 27, 2010 at 7:16 pm
The sci-fi film nSpace from the Dovin Melhee story:
guest Jul 15, 2010 at 9:10 pm
a prolonged silence here, Tom… :)
search for meaning Jan 5, 2011 at 8:13 am
Sid Meier’s Civilization …heh it’s pretty complicated. You should read about menus and concepts for a while till you understand how to play it. I do not know why is that? It’s a game not a physics course :) Also it can take hundreds of hours to finish it.
As far as I know, it was written in Python. 90% of games I played were written in C++. They say that C++ is the most powerful multi-purpose language. I don’t know though why Civilization was programmed in Python.
Tom Jan 5, 2011 at 8:26 pm
AFAIK, only parts of Civilization (the rule engine) were coded in Python.
search for meaning Jan 6, 2011 at 8:03 am
Would you please tell me how can I contact you? I want to ask you some questions, Mr. Tom.