November 18, 2004
UCSD’s Experimental Game Lab (I wasn’t aware they had one, until reading this Gamasutra blurb) has received some support from Sammy Studios, a subsidiary of Sega Japan. The support includes a $290K donation for research in MMOG technology, character animation and rendering, as well as free use by UCSD students of Sammy Studios’ proprietary game engine SCORE, for making student projects. Cool.
One of the UCSD EGL projects is a piece called What I Did Last Summer, generated by bl0gb0t with Alex Dragulescu. bl0gb0t “is a software agent in development that generates experimental graphic novels based on text harvested from web logs.”