After working at a video game company for over 20 years, I realized that I never stop to look at the world around me. I never stop to wonder where I’m going; the only time I stop to think is when I’m about to be distracted by a game.
I mean it’s not like I’m not aware of the world around me, or the places I am in it. But I am aware of the things that I see around me, and the places in them that I am aware of.
One of the best parts of video games is the constant, constant game. You never look away from your game. I mean like seriously think about your life in the next ten minutes. If you don’t have a job or family or a home, what are you going to do? If you can’t make money, what are you going to do? These are the things that I am constantly trying to figure out. With video games, there is no end to game design.
I like the idea that game designers create environments that feel real, but that are not necessarily a complete representation of an actual place. As someone who has never been to a city, the game developers I have talked to about the game (including myself) say that the game is essentially a guide for how to navigate and navigate, not a detailed map. So instead of an actual city, I am going to get a map and go to the locations on the map.
This is the kind of thing where the game designers say “we don’t want to put anything in here. It should feel like this is a real place, not a set of rules,” as opposed to “this is a city, so we put everything in here.” In a game like Skyrim, where the game designer can literally make anything in the world, I find this approach a little more acceptable than a city where everything is built up to resemble something it is not.
In a city, the game designer can and does build anything they like. They can put streets, alleys, buildings, bridges, statues, and so on and so forth. The problem arises when the game is not set up to be real. We could very easily have a city that looks exactly like the city we are in. It would be impossible to tell if you were in a city or if you were actually in a city. You would have to find out for yourself.
It’s a little frustrating that the game designer can build an entire city in which something is not real. It’s so easy to build one of those giant skyscrapers or a car dealership. It’s not that hard to build a real city, but I suppose you could still easily build an entire city that looks like everything else in the game.
To be fair, I’m not really sure what is real about this city. I think it’s just another one of those “I think its real but I just don’t believe it” scenarios. But it does actually look a bit like a real city, so I guess it’s not the one we are in.
I think that game stops locations is actually real. I remember that in the games demo of it and that was the one that first caught my eye (along with a little bit of the main character). I don’t remember the exact game that has that.
Game Stop is the closest thing to a game stop that I have ever seen. It is this city that is called the game stop, but there are no stores, no services, and no tourists. It is actually an in-game bank, with a bank guard who stands there every hour and helps you with your transactions. The game stop is so close to this city that you can actually walk around it and see all the buildings and people that pass by.