Where do the gods come from?

Today I was digging around and found an old computer game called Black and White. The premise of the game is you’re a fledgling god and you must grow your following. The game allows you to be good or evil and recruit follows via intimidation or benevolence. The gameplay is fun, but that’s not what struck me. The intro video for the game, above, really shaped how I see Kita’s world and our own. The idea of countless universes floating around in a multiverse is an interesting idea. Out of this came the Infinity multiverse room where countless universes are lined up like computers in a server farm all computing away.

The gods themselves are a combination of Jack L. Chalker’s Markovians from his Well World series and the Greek Olympians. In the beginning, the gods are more stoic researchers and engineers running their equations and studying the outcomes. It’s not until Kita joins with Re’drum that the gods begin to take on personalities. The personalities tend to go along with the god’s area of study and they often seek out to join with an equation that personifies them.

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