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Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« on: May 03, 2006, 06:42:43 am »
We at Spore Universe have released the transcript of the first half of Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk. Part two will be available soon.
If you find any mistakes or corrections please post them here.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2006, 11:54:11 pm by gordin »


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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 07:09:12 am »
wow, thank you! :D

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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 07:35:34 am »
Still reading through it, but thanks so much for passing this along to us! I especially like how you haven't sanitized it and have given us a pretty great direct feed from WW. How he branches off into tangents constantly (fantastic!) and trails off his sentences before diving into something else.

This is awesome.


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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2006, 08:18:57 am »
Such kindness and dedication!  ;D Fantastic stuff, thank you so so much.
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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006, 10:26:19 am »
Very cool, good job on the transcript, I've just read it from start to finish. :)

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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2006, 10:38:37 am »
And not a single "um".  Cool :D

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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2006, 12:35:07 pm »
You know, from other speakers you might get some good knowledge. But with WW, you get wisdom.

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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2006, 02:03:05 pm »
You know, from other speakers you might get some good knowledge. But with WW, you get wisdom.

you mean "wis-umm"  ;)

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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2006, 02:43:35 pm »
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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2006, 04:13:04 pm »
Reading it. He sure is talkative!

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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2006, 05:31:43 pm »
Would you mind SporeWiki hosting this information also, with of course a link to spore universe (either that news story itself, or the homepage)?

I'd love to disect it a little more when I get a chance.

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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2006, 11:40:58 pm »
Mason11987, I think you understand that this took me a lot of time to do (and still is, since I'm working on the second part). Therefore for now I wish that it stays on my site only, at least till I finish the second part. It is OK, however, if you wish to post excerpts from it.

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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2006, 11:00:01 am »
Will does the same thing I do when I'm talking; start on one topic and never actually finish what I'm talking about before getting distracted by a sidepoint, then coming back 5 minutes later with an "Anyway, where was I?".

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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2006, 11:33:04 am »
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Another very early concept for Spore was that it was kind of a "greening the galaxy" thing. You're going around seeding and promoting life throughout the galaxy and then seeing what arose and then trying to nurture it. This is actually ... For the few people that've read the book "2001", that was the back story for why the aliens were dropping malice on earth; They're actually trying to ?? the galaxy. At the same time there was this "Powers of 10" idea lurk in the background.
Malice?! I can't believe Will said that if he's actually read the book and knows the meta-plot (aliens seeding the galaxy with life).

Try monoliths. You folks at Spore Universe need to proof-read this again.
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Re: Will Wright's 2006 GDC talk as a transcript! (1/2)
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2006, 11:46:34 am »
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Another very early concept for Spore was that it was kind of a "greening the galaxy" thing. You're going around seeding and promoting life throughout the galaxy and then seeing what arose and then trying to nurture it. This is actually ... For the few people that've read the book "2001", that was the back story for why the aliens were dropping malice on earth; They're actually trying to ?? the galaxy. At the same time there was this "Powers of 10" idea lurk in the background.
Malice?! I can't believe Will said that if he's actually read the book and knows the meta-plot (aliens seeding the galaxy with life).

Try monoliths. You folks at Spore Universe need to proof-read this again.
Haha, that bit didn't make sense to me either, but I haven't seen the movie, so I didn't know there wasn't malice being dropped on earth  ::) Noticed a few spelling mistakes too, but still, great work.