History of Procedural Content Generation

What is the role of procedural content generation in game design? How has this role changed over the last five decades of digital game development? How has procedural content generation manifested in non-digital games throughout history? This ongoing project examines the history of procedural content generation and generative design in games.

PCG History Museum

The PCG History Museum is my blog devoted to analyzing games that have incorporated procedural content generation into their design.

Publications

Gillian Smith. An Analog History of Procedural Content Generation. Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG 2015). Monterey, CA, June 22-25, 2015. Nominated for best paper award; nominations given to top 18.9% of papers in conference. (more…)Read More...

 

Michael Cook, Gillian Smith. Formalizing Non-Formalism: Breaking the Rules of Automated Game Design. Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG 2015). Monterey, CA, June 22-25, 2015. Winner of Best Paper in Game Design track; nominations given to top 18.9% of papers in conference. (more…)Read More...

 

Gillian Smith. The Future of Procedural Content Generation in Games. Proceedings of the AIIDE Workshop on Experimental AI in Games, co-located with Artificial Intelligence in Interactive Digital Entertainment 2014, Raleigh, NC, October 4 2014. (more…)Read More...

 

Gillian Smith. "Procedural Everything": Playing Procedural Content Generation in Spore. Well-Played Symposium, co-located with the Digital Games Research Association Conference (DiGRA 2014), Snowbird, UT, August 3-6, 2014. (more…)Read More...

 

Gillian Smith. Understanding Procedural Content Generation: A Design-Centric Analysis of the Role of PCG in GamesProceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014), Toronto, Canada, April 26-May 1, 2014. (more…)Read More...

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