Experienced Points: What The Heck is a Fractal and How Does It Apply to Games?

Shamus Young:

Procedurally generated games are a big deal these days. Minecraft, Dwarf Fortress, Terraria, and No Man's Sky, are the famous ones, but there's no shortage of endlessly replayable and different-every-time games if you go looking for them. And the word "fractal" often gets used when talking about how these games are made or generated. I've gotten questions in emails and there's this Reddit thread talking about these worlds and fractals.

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