Geek of the Week: Glitch

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      Six years ago, Vancouver resident Stewart Butterfield helped launch the photo-sharing site Flickr.

      Now, he’s got a new project, a massively multiplayer online game called Glitch, which is being developed in Vancouver and San Francisco by his company Tiny Speck.

      The game is set in the collective imagination of 11 giants.

      “It’s a bottom-up, emergent simulation where people are making individual decisions about how they want to play and how they want the world to go, and then the simulation changes according to that,” Butterfield told the Straight in Tiny Speck’s Yaletown office.

      Glitch is set to launch in the spring, but you can register at for an invite to try out the game earlier.

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