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Mario Kart and the Doppler Effect (youtube.com)
42 points by robert-boehnke 31 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments



This shows neatly how some things are completely straight-forward in theory but turning them into a good, polished experience is the really hard and creative part (in this example: how to apply the effect in a split-screen game).


I think it's also a fantastic illustration of how even the best designed systems need to be twisted and coerced in some rather gruesome ways once they make contact with the end-user.

In order to craft a polished experience, they had to hard-code in a lot of kludgey exceptions to what would otherwise be a very clean simulation.




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