Episode 56: James Cook (Crazy Coasters: Rainbow Road), Starcraft 2 and AI development & game localisation

Guide cute critters to their death on the worst carnival ride of their lives in Crazy Coasters: Rainbow Road, and developer James Cook joins us this week.
Dec 1, 2016

James Cook from Super Cookie Games joined us live in the studio this week to talk all about his new game Crazy Coasters: Rainbow Road. James shared his experiences on developing a game remotely over vast distances and pulling design elements from his other titles to create something new.

 

Blizzcon 2016 brought us a lot of great news regarding our favourite Blizzard titles like Overwatch and World of Warcraft. But what caught our eye is that the developers of StarCraft II are working closely with Google’s DeepMind branch which is dedicated to developing sophisticated Intelligence. DeepMind is using the advanced understanding of strategy needed for success in StarCraft II to develop and further the skills, challenge and learning of artificial intelligence.

Some games go through a process of localisation when entering markets outside of their place of origin. The reason for this is to so the game can be enjoyed in many parts of the world. But we all know the memes and the jokes, sometimes it gets lost in translation.

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