Sunday 15 September 2019

Lenovo sets sights on crowdsourced game development


Emma Clark

Lenovo is embarking on a new experiment in video game development, allowing any registered participant to suggest ideas and inspiration.

Lenovo, known for manufacturing PCs, tablets, phones, smart TVs, and servers is about to dip its toes into the waters of video game development.

It's taking a new approach to development, linking up with game studio Dark Rift and other names linked with the industry indirectly like Machinima, Geek & Sundry, and Funhaus.

Lenovo's Game State also wants you to get involved. The idea is that anyone can contribute ideas and inspiration for mission design, levels, game mechanics, plot, and even fine details like sound design and lighting. "The mouse is in your hands," it says.

The core elements of the game are already in place, but development of the game is now beginning in earnest. You can register on the official site to be a part of this experiment, which continues until February 2016.

Anyone who signs up will be kept informed of the game's development, while those who suggest ideas that get used will be recognised with special badges.

It'll certainly be interesting to see how a crowdsourced game turns out.

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