6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 21, 2018 9:30 AM by jane-e

    4 dimensional gaming?

    Gutterfish Adobe Community Professional

      So I saw this on Youtube and was intrigued & skeptical.

      I watched the video but could not wrap my head around the concept & am wondering if

      this is actually a 4D world or just a gimmick?

      What do you think?

        • 1. Re: 4 dimensional gaming?
          Ussnorway Adobe Community Professional

          yes and no


          yes because the standard 4D gaming term is perception


          Einstein put forward time as a 4d idea for real world senarios and his idea doesn't translate well into games


          no because they define 4D different and if you are willing to allow how they interpret it then the gamespace is 4D


          in any event the tradoff for this (appears random) layout is extra load on your cpu + ram for a slice and imo will only work on Windows because the GPU has to rendor that slice (the small part you see in game) ... the game itself would have to be very limited and their demo is pretty much as much as most Windows systems could manage

          • 2. Re: 4 dimensional gaming?
            Gutterfish Adobe Community Professional

            Hmmm, yah.  It's a very creative idea to break one of the cardinal rules of 3d modeling by creating all those internal faces and then doing whatever they do to clip it or slice it so there are always some outward facing normals no matter where you slice it but it seems like more of a novelty or maybe a sloppy shortcut to avoid making many different models?  I also was not away that it was as computationally intense as you say.  So I'll chalk it up as a gimmick. 

            • 3. Re: 4 dimensional gaming?
              haanuman Level 1

              I actually had no idea that something like this existed but I actually really the concept of the game irrespective of the gimmickness hehe.

              • 4. Re: 4 dimensional gaming?
                Gutterfish Adobe Community Professional

                It would be insane in a VR headset probably

                • 5. Re: 4 dimensional gaming?

                  I was actually able to recreate the game that you posted in Unity (I did that a year ago), however, I quickly lost interest in that project because it was quite gimmicky. It's not that cool.[sic]

                  If I find the project file I'll post a video (my PC is a mess, I should really start organizing my stuff).



                  you're right. The game would probably be really amazing if it had VR compatibility. I'm still not on the VR hype-train.

                  I'm too afraid that it might be a fad so I stick to regular game development.

                  • 6. Re: 4 dimensional gaming?
                    jane-e Adobe Community Professional

                    As soon as they mentioned Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott, 1884, I knew I was hooked!

                    (Minute 1:26)