Game development continue to be a hot topic in 2023 as new frontiers of opportunities show up. One of the significant challenges in game development is creating vast, immersive worlds. This is where procedural generation comes in.
What is Procedural Generation?
This is a method of creating data algorithmically as opposed to manually, and in the context of gaming, this method is used to generate content on the fly.
The technique allows for the creation of enormous, diverse landscapes without requiring developers to handcraft each detail. It saves countless hours of work.
Games sucha as “Minecraft” and “No Man’s Sky” offer reputable examples of this. In these games, players find a set of mathematical rules established to generate worlds, ensuring that no two players’ experiences are exactly the same, and their skills may be hard to tame.
This approach doesn’t just apply to landscapes; it’s also used for generating items, quests, or characters within a game. This needed for contributing to a unique and dynamic player experience.