13: No Man’s Sky – Show Notes

DSRA

First Segment

  • Science Fiction Influences on the Game – According to Sean Murray
    • Arthur C. Clarke
    • Frank Herbert
    • Star Wars
    • Isaac Asimov
    • Robert Heinlein
    • Ian M. Banks
  • Science Fiction Influences – According to Kyle
    • Arthur C. Clarke
      • 2001: A Space Odyssey
      • Rendezvous with Rama
      • Mathematical Aesthetics
    • Elite the Videogame – 1984
      • Pushed the technological boundaries of its day
      • Gameplay elements
      • The Dark Wheel novella
        • Written by Robert Holdstock
      • Book Cover Art of the 60s and 70s
        • Chris Foss
        • John Harris
        • Ralph McQuarrie

Second Segment

  • History of Hello Games
    • Founded in 2008 in Gilford, England
      • Sean Murray, Grant Duncan, David Ream, Ryan Doyle
    • First videogames: Joe DangerJoe Danger 2
  • Development of No Man’s Sky
    • The feelings Murray wanted to evoke
    • The algorithm that creates the universe
    • The interconnectivity of the worlds
  • The Hype
    • Video Game Awards 2013
    • Development Delays
    • Promotion and cultural reach
  • Release
    • Sales
    • Accusations of broken promises
    • Glitches

Third Segment

  • Is This Indie Game Worth the AAA Price Tag?
  • Carrots and Sticks
  • The Experience of Playing
  • Future of Sony and Indie Developers