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Gameplay Notation

The Lost Garden is a blog by a professional game designer who has deep and interesting article about his idea to create a notation for expressing how a game plays, much like musical notation can express melodies.

On my first dive into the topic, I latched onto the use of musical notation to express complex melodies. After pounding on buttons in my last session of Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time, there was an eerie parallel with the rhythm of rewards in a typical game. The bloops and bleeps of the various attacks and power ups seemed remarkably close to a strange form of music. What would they look like if we were able to write them down like music?
"Creating a system of game play notation",
The post is here if you wanna check it out. Or you could just roll your eyes and wonder why I bother to post this stuff.


Comments on Gameplay Notation
  Comment from Blogger the sparrow at Thursday, March 09, 2006 2:52:00 PM
Nothing to do with this post, and although it's belated, I wanted to wish you and your blog a happy 1 year anniversary. For better or worse, let the hamsters run free.

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