Game Generator

I was discussing games at work recently, and ended up analyzing Hero Academy as a card-based TBS with a interesting global action points mechanic. I’m probably mis-characterizing Hero Academy, as I’ve never even finished a game, but at least that fits my pattern of video game analysis. I started to sound so formulaic that my past enjoyment of madlibs led me to create stochastic strings following this formula; they sound just like me but are sometimes amusing and thought-provoking.


It’s a little similar also to the humble Mojam bundle, which had polls to pick pairs of theme/genre which they combined to get an almost stochastic game idea. The result sounded quite interesting, alas I haven’t played it yet to find out. I encourage people to randomly generate a game concept here and start work, but I won’t hold my breath. I plan to hook it up to an AI that writes games sometime too, but don’t hold your breath.

This isn’t exactly madlibs, because words are chosen randomly. Since they aren’t repeated, you don’t get much out of users picking them individually. The random set however can be influenced, as I explain below. Play with generating the paragraphs before you un-hide the next block containing implementation spoilers.

Click the button the generate a short paragraph hawking the latest randomly generated game.

Paragraph goes here.

Edit 30/7: A version based off your own template is now available.

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