Welcome to 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 week’s episode, Gabby is joined by Pippin Barr, an experimental game maker and assistant professor at Concordia University in Montreal. They talk about Pippin’s work, permadeath speed runs, and using death purposefully in games.
The music used in this episode is from Pippin’s games Breaksout, Eveline, Hot Coffee, Safety Instructions, and Zorba.
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Download: PlayDead Episode 9 (17:40)
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