Notes: We forgot to tell Melissa we’re PG! We bleeped a couple of words. Also, Lyle does know the Civil War and Civil Rights Movement are different things in different centuries (~minute 14); forgive her slip of the tongue.
Dr Melissa Kagen of Bangor University joins us this week to talk about “wandering games”: walking sims, archival adventures, and “misplaying” video games for cultural and political purposes. Be sure to check out the Call for Proposals for Melissa Kagen & Eben Muse’s “Wandering Games” Conference, 10-12 July 2019 in Bangor, Wales, UK (CFP closes 1 Feb 2019).
Links mentioned in this episode:
- The Path by Tale of Tales
- Ward & Lawson: “Creative Cognition in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing”
- The Stanley Parable by Galactic Cafe
- 9:05 by Adam Cadre
- Gone Home by The Fullbright Company
- Richard Bartle’s Taxonomy of Player Types
- The Beginner’s Guide by Everything Unlimited, Ltd.
- Myst by Cyan Inc.
- Journey by That Game Company
- Firewatch by Campo Santo
- QWOP by Foddy.net
- Secret Cinema
- Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return
- Victory Garden by Stuart Moulthrop
- Punchdrunk Theatre Company
- Papers, Please by 3909 LLC
- iCivics’ Immigration Nation
- Lyle’s note: Did anyone else get excited thinking this was the same “Liberty Bell” from G.L.O.W.? Just me? Okay then.
- Bury me, by Love by ARTE
- Renegade by Taito
- Dwarf Fortress by Bay 12 Games
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
- Snipperclips by Nintendo
- Sound Play by William Cheng
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Wasp Factory and Walking on Glass by Iain Banks
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- The King of the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria by Max Adams
- Wool by Hugh Howey
- All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
- Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
This episode’s “Pick a Card” topic:
Lyle lost the deck of cards! Bad Lyle. We went with “Books (or DFs or games) that are on your nightstand right now”.
Many thanks to Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies & Media for use of their recording equipment and support of this podcast.Produced by Lyle Skains & Jordan Glendenning. Music from Kurt James Werner.