No opinion yet (it is in my to read list) but I find the idea
fascinating and wanted to post the actual link to the game rules:
On Apr 5, 10:58 pm, Ron Hale-Evans <r...@ludism.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Over the weekend, I posted the rules to a word game (stay with me
> here) that I have been working on for a couple of years, called
> MultiVerses. While nowhere near a *simulation* game, the *theme* is
> multiversal cosmology as espoused by various sources such as Russell
> Standish's book The Theory of Nothing, Greg Egan's book Permutation
> City, and this list.
> Players compete to create high-scoring multiverses, which are
> collections of words that score by having high Kolmogorov complexity
> -- which is represented by the number of laws or rules each universe,
> or line of words, in that multiverse implements -- and high measure,
> represented by the number of functionally-identical universes in a
> given multiverse.
> Terms like "Kolmogorov complexity" and "measure" are not mentioned in
> the rules, and you can play MultiVerses without knowing anything about
> them, but they were in my mind throughout the game design process.
> Again, this game is not a simulation, so for example, "measure" is not
> complex, but a small integer. However, I hope the game is fun and will
> also introduce people to this kind of cosmology.
> I am extremely interested to hear what people on everything-list make
> of this, whether you have enjoyed playing the game or just reading the
> rules, or if you have some feedback on ways the game can be improved.
> Ron H-E
> Ron Hale-Evans ... r...@ludism.org ...http://ron.ludism.org/...
> Mind Performance Hacks book:http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596101534/
> The proteiform graph itself is a polyhedron of scripture. (Finnegans
> Wake 107:08)
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