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Play Dead S2 Episode 2:
Necrobarista (Justin Kuiper)

Welcome to season 2 of Play Dead, the first and only podcast that looks exclusively at death in video games! Hosted by Gabby DaRienzo, Play Dead explores the different ways that death is used in video games and the meanings it has for both players and developers.

In this episode, Gabby speaks with Justin Kuiper, the lead writer at Route 59 Games, about how death is used as a mechanic and storytelling device in their upcoming game Necrobarista.


Download: Play Dead S2 Episode 2 (20:50)

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The music used in this episode comes from Necrobarista and is written and composed by Kevin Penkin. You can check out his work here: