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Arcade Style Game Programmers Are Thriving

What is more purely interactive than an arcade-style game? What else offers such a rapid feedback loop, or packs so much outcome into every move you make? Compared to Quake, where one jab of the joystick makes the difference between life and death, doesn’t even the most informative and artistic interactive multimedia feel… well, sleepy? In a telling moment, hundreds of conference attendees gave a standing ovation to a dance performance based on the video game Tomb Raider, in which the dancers responded to the action of the game as played live by a young boy. The high-minded “Play” attendees seemed ready at long last to learn from Tomb Raider heroine Lara Croft. lara-croft-newNot surprisingly, young designers who grew up with video games are leading the way. Taking the stage at “Play,” several of them demonstrated daring experiments in making… Read on here...