Anonymous asked: hey tom given infinite time and resources can you open the super meat boy source code and read it?
Anonymous asked: hi Tommy, I saw you got married. given infinite time and resources, Will you come to my wedding and sing with the band? You will have john stamos as an accompanying artist. please?
Give me 1 year.
Anonymous asked: I don't think the "infinite resources/time" makes any question a yes. I added that part to emphasize the theoretically part. Let me rephrase though. Is there some other reason why a big program(like a video game) will always have bugs that isn't "because there is not enough resources/time to fix them all?" I'm only wondering if it's possible or not in theory.
Actually it does. When you add “with infinite time and infinite resources” to a question, you are taking the problem out of the scope of possibility into the scope of impossibility because you are giving the problem infinite solutions because it exists within an infinite amount of time.
Your question is incomplete because of the inclusion of “infinite time and resources”. Example:
"Could you finish Super Meat Boy Forever by tomorrow" the answer is no
"Could you finish Super Meat Boy Forever by the end of the year" the answer is maybe, but I won’t.
"Could you finish Super Meat Boy Forever before 2020" Yes, more than likely barring unforeseen circumstances.
"Could you finish Super Meat Boy Forever" Yes I could.
It’s the same question, but with a different scope of time. Scope is important. When you say “infinite” you are leaving the scope of time undefined which makes the question incomplete.
As far as the word “infinite”…it means never ending. Not ending in 20 years, not ending in 3Billion years, not even 500 billion trillion years, it means there is no end. Over an infinite span of time logic breaks down because there is no finite quantifiable state for the problem. Because of that everything becomes everything and nothing at the same time. Everything becomes totally unquantifiable. Observation is super important, it’s kind of the basis of our universe. Infinite time is the absence of time which makes quantifiable observation impossible. Please stop trying to destroy our universe with your questions!
As far as your question about bug free games, there are plenty of games without bugs. And yes, it’s due to time and resources…like everything else in the world.
Anonymous asked: Do you think that given infinity time and resources humans could make games with limited resources in a short period of time?
Anonymous asked: you're the only opinion that matters in the game industry, the other are overrated hipsters . what is your opinion of the episode of south park on kickstarter?
Hahaha…thanks? The Kickstarter episode was good. I laughed:)
Anonymous asked: Do you think it's theoretically possible to create a bug free complex program given infinite resources and time? Why, or why not?
What kind of question is this? When you put “given infinite resources and time” the answer is always yes no matter what the question is.
[Editied because my initial reaction was to say what the fuck a whole bunch]
Anonymous asked: Yo, Tom-Tom, how's it going maannnn? You don't seem to be as active on here recently - everything cool? What's been going on? *talks to you like I'm your friend, because I get you ._. *
That’s because lately I’m getting really stupid questions and I just end up deleting them.
Anonymous asked: Did you make your engine cross-compile? Did you write abstraction layers for different parts of it so it would compile on all platforms?
Anonymous asked: WE HERE AT THE TOMMUNISM SOCIETY WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE OUR LORD, FATHER AND SAVIOUR TOMMY REFENES ON GETTING MARRIED. MAY YOU SHARE A BEAUTIFUL LIFE TOGETHER AND ENJOY A LOT OF COITUS.