Nonadecimal Creative is a collaboration between imaginative minds to produce satisfying stories and unscripted interactions. Focus areas include procedural narrative, simulating human behaviors and emotions, modeling complex systems, and natural language processing.
Two experiences in its founder’s life inspire Nonadecimal Creative:
– Working in autonomous robotics and automation created an interest in breaking down human decision-making into simple systems of rules and recreating personalities in software.
– Designing stories, puzzles, and ARGs for the developers of the Matrix Online MMO revealed storytelling as a scripting language for altering perceptions to cause conflict or cooperation in a virtual world.
Nonadecimal Creative’s mission is to expand on these ideas (and other ambitions) in the simulated worlds of videogames while continuing research into artificial intelligence and long-term planning agents.
Black Ice [in Steam early access], writing the game’s main story and creating an engine to generate characters, missions, and unscripted stories
Souls & Accounting [coming Fall 2018], a corporate management game about valuing profit above all else (also randomly generated demon employees)
Procedural narrative and simulating human emotions in virtual agents
BIKE GAME [postponed], a cyclist’s nightmare biking through traffic on an infinite reality-shifting highway
“Social Justice Warriors fascinated me because it shows the potential that video games have beyond entertainment: to be instruments of education, and conduits through which ideas can be disseminated, shared, and discussed.”
Why We Need Games Like Social Justice Warriors – IGN
“I love this, I think. I’ve been a fan of Conway’s Game of Life ever since I first read Levy’s book, and it’s so interesting to see how little of a nudge it needs to be transformed into something like Automata Empire – and how much it in turn brings to a genre that I thought I understood.”
Automata Empires: An RTS Based on Conway’s Game of Life – Eurogamer
Automata Empire featured in PC PowerPlay issue #252 (page 32)
IGN Interview for Social Justice Warriors at PAX South 2015
Sup Holmes Interview about Social Justice Warriors and The Matrix Online, 2015
Automata Empire – Release Trailer
Social Justice Warriors – Steam Release Trailer
10011 = creative lead, code, art, sound
Justin Aftab = music, sound (Automata Empire, Social Justice Warriors, Afterdeath)
James Hostetler = art (Souls & Accounting, Automata Empire)
Maarten Boot = art (Social Justice Warriors)
Madeline Jacques = concept art, marketing (Souls & Accounting, BIKE GAME, Afterdeath)