The Game Design Challenge 2011: Bigger Than Jesus
Jason Rohrer, John Romero, and Jenova Chen compete to make a game religion and Chain World is born.
Chen's was deffinetely interesting but it wasn't really all that close tied to religion as opposed to Jason's which was brilliant. It honestly must be one of the smartest and coolest things in video games I've ever heard. I'm actually feeling a little depressed that the percentage of me getting this is like 0.000000001. Minecraft is without a doubt the best game out right now.
But seriously though, why is Romero still alive?? Why is he even on the panel? It's a rude question to ask, but John should think about it himself, why was he given this "funny" question. Who is he now? Some kind of an industry expert? What did he do for the past 5 years? On Wiki he's credited for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PllE3qkOmwg Look at it yourself. It all went downhill for him after Daikatana.
I really really enjoyed that. Jenova's talk was interesting and probed some interesting stuff but I think ultimately Jason was a deserving winner - a really nice concept.
Rohrer won deservingly. His idea wasn't only related to the theme but also seemed truly fit for a game rather than Romero or Chen's ideas