A while back Polygon did their ‘500 best games of all time feature’, and it was neat idea. It was also written weirdly in the sense that the grammar and tenses kept changing from one write-up to the next, and that some sentences by themselves looked as if they could fit into any description about any game.
I thought to myself: why not make a proc-gen version of that article? So I did. It is simplistic but fun. You can find it here:
It is really simple and will repeat a lot of descriptors, but it also produces some gorgeous gems of made-up game ideas. Two examples:
- A game I most definitely want to actually exist:
- A classic from another dimension where, I assume, Sean P.Diddy Combs got heavily invested in the entrepreneurial potential of both pizza and video games:
The generator is seeded, so the same user name will always produce the same game names. Until I add more options for the generator, at any rate.
A quick warning: it is not optimized for speed, so if you want to generate a list of a 1000 games, be prepared to wait.