In this 2016 GDC talk, Dragon's Eye Productions' Dr. Cat discusses customized techniques for generating random numbers which are optimized for player-psychology and design intentionality.
Notably, he advocates for more directly controlling/skewing RNG to produce desired results, and offers some practical advice on the topic using game and code examples.
It was an intriguing talk on a topic most game makers deal with on a regular basis, so if you didn't see it live don't miss your chance to take in Dr. Cat's talk for free over on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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