New World Record time in Spelunky out there, not mine obviously! Spoilers ahoy! Saw this linked to in the comments on Rock Paper Shotgun. The article’s worth a read too, although the piece seems a bit breathless about the idea that complex outcomes can arise from individual simple interactions. It’s like the author has never skimmed Gödel, Escher, Bach‘s wikipedia page. Or played The Hobbit text adventure where the trolls eating you would cause them to die, because (wonderfully!) the same overeating rules applied to everything. Or played 80% of any games ever, most which have the potential for odd little edge cases.
The cynic in me says everything’s easier with a teleporter. The realist in me says “Oh God, oh what, Oh God, oh what, aieeee!”
Stop making that big face!