Welcome to PlayDead, the first and only podcast that looks exclusively at death in video games! Hosted by Gabby DaRienzo, PlayDead explores the different ways that death is used in video games and the meanings it has for both players and developers.
In this week’s episode, Gabby is joined by Augusto ‘Cuxo’ Quijano, the Concept Artist at Drinkbox Studios in Toronto. Together they discuss the significance of death in Mexican culture and in Drinkbox’s Guacamelee, as well as death anxiety, the lighter aspects of funerals, and Drinkbox’s upcoming project Severed.
Death doesn’t have to be scary, so be sure to subscribe for more episodes of PlayDead!
Download: PlayDead Episode 1 (26:48)
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