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Creator David Jones ran us through the ins and outs of All Points Bulletin, while Chris Dye submitted to an on camera interview. Check them both out!
“We’ve replaced AI with players as content,” said Jones. So where do the NPCs fit in? They tend to act as the inciting force. Run over a guy on the road? That’s a crime. Stealing a car and a passer by “sees you?” That’s likely to generate an encounter. They wander around and react as they do in GTA, but largely are the fodder for the PvP war.
Encounters work the other way too. Sometimes law enforcement players will get missions, for example “protect this truck as it delivers money from one bank to the other.” Of course, criminals get a mutually exclusive mission and mayhem begins.
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Formerly of MMORPG.com
Currently Lead Designer for Bit Trap Studios