Even though Raster Blaster was only a video game, I was learning about designing stuff. I got good at drawing.
All those years we’d spent learning these chops, and all those gigs in Germany where you’d play all night, and along comes punk. It has nothing to do with that. A lot of people went out of business.
Also, they don’t understand – writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language.
We wanted to solve robot problems and needed some vision, action, reasoning, planning, and so forth. We even used some structural learning, such as was being explored by Patrick Winston.