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RegularFry writes: Interesting game design article over on the Guardian website: Why do we have to die in games?

Eric Zimmerman, a New York-based game designer who helps run the studio Gamelab, says: "Dying in games is a strange artifact of certain kinds of historical forms and content, and there is no good reason for including it in many cases." Molyneux concurs: "If we were starting from scratch, we wouldn't come up with this paradigm."

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.