"Dear developer," 1UP's offer went, "if you could, at the wave of a magic wand, overcome some technological hurdle in game development, what would it be? And more important, what would it allow you to do that you can't do today? Ultimately, this is about you making the games you want to make. You can make one wish, or you can make three." Seventeen prominent gamemakers wished away, and in the process, revealed what troubles they face today as well as the trajectory the medium might take tomorrow.