One of the biggest problems with Copy Kitty was the world themes not being distinct enough. But hey, look at it now! Turns out it’s much more effective to slap someone in the face with “THIS IS A FOREST” instead of trying to be subtle about it, hehe. Plus it gives an excuse to have regenerating vine platforms!
It’s kinda fun finding ways to mix the cyberspace setting with different level tropes. This is probably as far into the “organic” side as it will ever get, though. The background is abstract kinda-trees, the terrain is floating squares and hexagons, and you can see the grass teleport in chunk-by-chunk instead of growing naturally. But it’s still instantly recognizable as a forest!
As a side note, I’ve been posting one screenshot per day (including this one) on my twitter, but obviously I get much less space to talk about stuff. But hey, that’s a good thing, since it means I don’t have to go on huge rambles like this for every single screenshot! If you want to know more information about any screenshots posted (or heck, about ANYTHING related to Copy Kitty), just send me a message there!
Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.
To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:
Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?
Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255. On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.
And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!