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A Thousand Tiny Tales: Emergent Storytelling in 'Slime Rancher'


'Slime Rancher' was one of the indie hits of 2016 and owes a lot of its success to its thousands of eponymous slimes who captured the hearts of its players. Driven by a series of wants and needs, these slimes create hundreds of tiny, emergent stories that end in triumph, cuteness, and chaos. Designer Nick Popovich explains how the slime's vibrant, unpredictable behavior is Slime Rancher's "secret sauce", and how it's all crafted from surprisingly simple systems

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