Recurse Games

Amaranth Saga Devlog: Prototyping

July 25, 2017 |
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Proto-games form and spasm in the womb of development, and a grand naming ceremony takes place.

Fun with Tracery

June 25, 2017 |
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Mrs Thropworth is sitting in the library. I say, says Ms Thropworth, I had an ordinary time by the seaside last night. The End.

Generating Procedural Myths and Histories

June 25, 2017 |
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In which we look at procedural historic records, Dwarf Fortress, and the regnal years of ancient history.

The Lives of the Kings of Cere

June 24, 2017 |
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A handwritten procedural-style story of the early kings of Cere.

Mockup for The Amaranth Saga

May 30, 2017 |
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In which an early mockup of The Amaranth Saga is published, the design progresses, and there is much rejoicing.

Simulated Logistics, Procedural Stories, and a Naive Approach

May 6, 2017 |
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In which we see how simulating medieval logistics helps us create procedural stories. We also learn how an approach to optimal army supply is impractical for our simulated medieval world.

Development - March 2017

April 12, 2017 |
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This month we're back into design work for The Amaranth Saga. Specifically, solving the problem of how the game's characters keep themselves, their armies and their families supplied with food and equipment.

Simulating Medieval Logstics

March 29, 2017 |
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In The Amaranth Saga, each individual soldier must be given rations. The rations must be *physically* carried, by couriers, to the army. The generals must actually *tell* the couriers to deliver food, and make sure it arrives when needed. And so on and so on. How do we simulate this?

Into Danger - Post Mortem

March 15, 2017 |
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At the end of day 7, Into Danger has failed to finish development. We look at what went wrong and how the original vision could have been changed.

Into Danger - Day 1

March 4, 2017 |
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At the end of day 1, Into Danger is coming along well, with the player able to move around on the world map.