According to Eurogamer, the next project for legendary video game developer (and former SXSW keynote speaker) Will Wright will be based on the Bruce Sterling short story “Maneki Neko.” Interviewed at E3 in Los Angeles, Wright tells Wesley Yin-Poole that: “[Maneki Neko] describes a karmic computer that’s keeping a balance of payments between different people, and causing them to interact with each other in interesting ways to improve their lives even though they’re strangers. They earn karmic points that are redeemed by having somebody else help them.”
Wright adds that the Sterling-inspired game he’s working on is likely set for launch on tablets, smart phones and social networks such as Facebook. Learn more about Sterling’s unique perceptions of the future by watching Sterling’s 2011 closing keynote in the player above or listening to the audio recording of it here.