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From critical hits to random encounters, and from loot boxes to procedural generation, video games are stuffed to bursting with randomness. In this episode, I look at the way randomness is used in games - and why some forms are more contentious than others. Support Game Maker's Toolkit on Patreon - Have Mark talk at your studio, university, or event - Sources Uncapped Look-Ahead and the Information Horizon | Keith Burgun A Study in Transparency: How Board Games Matter | GDC Vault GameTek Classic 183 - Input Output Randomness | Ludology Why revealing all is the secret of Slay The Spire's success | Rock Paper Shotgun Crate | Spelunky Wiki Random Generator | Tetris Wiki Level Feeling | Spelunky Wiki Plan Disruption | Etan Hoeppner Fire Emblem True Hit | Serenes Forest The Psychology of Game Design (Everything You Know Is Wrong) | GDC Vault How Designers Engineer Luck Into Video Games | Nautilus Roll for your life: Making randomness transparent in Tharsis | Gamasutra 12: Into the Breach with Justin Ma | The Spelunky Showlike Find out more Many faces of Procedural Generation: Determinism | Gamsutra Why Our Brains Do Not Intuitively Grasp Probabilities | Scientific American How classic games make smart use of random number generation | Gamasutra Games shown in this episode (in order of appearance) Cuphead (2017) Enter the Gungeon (2016) Octopath Traveler (2018) Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (2017) Griftlands (In Early Access) Dicey Dungeons (2019) Hearthstone (2014) The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (2014) Darkest Dungeon (2016) Dead Cells (2018) SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech (2019) Into the Breach (2018) Spelunky (2012) Armello (2015) Minecraft (2011) Chasm (2018) Downwell (2015) Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) No Man's Sky (2016) Celeste (2018) Fortnite (2017) Mario Kart 8 (2014) Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014) Tekken 7 (2015) Super Mario Party (2018) Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (2019) Borderlands 3 (2019) Call of Duty: WWII (2017) Valkyria Chronicles 4 (2018) Civilization V (2010) Wargroove (2019) Plants vs. Zombies (2009) XCOM: Enemy Within (2013) Chess Ultra (2017) Mark of the Ninja (2012) StarCraft II (2010) Slay the Spire (2019) Apex Legends (2019) Civilization IV (2005) XCOM 2 (2016) Overwatch (2016) FTL: Faster Than Light (2012) Card of Darkness (2019) Diablo III (2012) Tetris 99 (2019) Puyo Puyo Tetris (2017) Phoenix Point (2019) Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2019) Tharsis (2016) Music used in this episode Cuphead soundtrack - Kristofer Maddigan ( Tharsis soundtrack - Half Age EP by Weval ( Other credits RNGesus original artwork by Dinsdale Super Mario Party - Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing | Nintendo Unity Fire Emblem: Three Houses - New Game Plus Maddening Walkthrough Part 43! | MrSOAP999 Deadpool 2 © 20th Century Fox Pandemic Card Art © Z-Man Games, Matt Leacock
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