If you were tasked with naming the most influential and innovative games in history, I’d wager that The Sims, Sim City, and Spore would be on the list. If they aren’t, you better have a damned good reason.
The creator of the above gaming royalty is Will Wright, and now he has turned his attention to blockchain gaming. Combining with Lauren Elliott, creator of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, the two have formed Gallium Studios which already has a small roster of talented individuals in Berkley, California. It’s encouraging to see so many highly accomplished studios forming in the blockchain gaming sector.
Proxi Aims to Continue Innovation Trend
I often hark on about the importance of investing in people rather than projects, and this might be the best example for me. The Sims and Sim City stand as obelisks in gaming history, but Spore was the pinnacle of innovation. Wright hasn’t created a game since Spore in 2008 and I can only imagine that he has a document or two full of strange and wonderful ideas. So, what is Proxi?
What Proxi is, is tricky to uncover at present. Wright’s description of the project is as follows:
Proxi is described as an AI simulation game where you create memories out of thousands of in-game items, which is where “self-discovery” comes into play. This is pitched as a game that centers itself on player-generated content and blockchain will play an integral role in elevating that experience. I’m not sure how to unpack the concept anymore until I have seen it in action, but this slightly cryptic, slightly mad, but likely genius infographic may help flesh it out.
Memories lead to worlds, memory worlds lead to minds, and then minds appear to be a Proxi that can interact with others. If it weren’t the etchings of Will Wright, I would chalk this project up as a madman’s stream of consciousness. But, it is Wright, and therefore I am fizzing with anticipation.