to The Sims
to this... Spore (official preview site, kinda sucks)
, a game which starts at the cellular level, literally in the primordial ooze, and lets you evolve your own creatures.
Better yet, they live in a world inhabited by creatures that OTHER players have evolved in their own games. Atlanta-boy-done-good Wil Wright gives an amazing demonstration of the game here (Google video, watch this one!!!)
, with a longer speech here
about procedural content... defining actions instead of objects, as I understand it. (This is exactly how The Sims and The Sims 2 work- the game defines the actions, but the player sets up the environment and the characters which inhabit it.)
As if I wasn't already addicted to all of Wright's sim-creations... this looks so addictive, I'm scared for my job.
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