Design of Play: Episode 4

The latest Design of Play podcast (Episode 4) just came out, with host Chris Canfield and special guest yours truly.

It’s a 20-minute discussion of narrative in general and interactive fiction in specific, ranging through titles like A Mind Forever Voyaging, With Those We Love Alive, 80 Days, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (okay, that last one is just Chris).

The IF section is angled for people who aren’t familiar with interactive fiction, so there probably aren’t any surprises in that vein for people on this forum, but we wander over a number of other topics, such as the importance of diversity in games (with a highlight for Choice of Games) and the challenges of designing games for the limitations of a phone screen.