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Patrick Klepek is the senior news editor for the video game site Giant Bomb. He is also co-host of the site'sBombin' the AM morning show and regularly hosts livestreams of horror games (both old and new). Patrick has a deep appreciation for horror games and films, and his Spookin' With Scoops livestreams allow him to share his thoughts and experiences with an audience that may not normally explore the genre on their own. Patrick has also presented a number of valuable talks on game criticism and striving for more balanced discourse online.

Credits can be found at abriefescape.com

Direct download: Episode_7_--_Patrick_Klepek.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

Gillian Smith is an assistant professor at Northeastern University in Computer Science and Game Design and holds a PhD in Computer Science from UC Santa Cruz. Her work focuses on controllable procedural content generators and how these generators can be used to create new experiences in games. She joins the show to talk about procedural generation, explore future design possibilities, and highlight games using procedural generation in interesting ways.

Credits for music in this episode can be found at abriefescape.com

Direct download: ABEEp6GillianSmith.mp3
Category:Episodes -- posted at: 2:26am EDT

John Warner is the sole developer at Over The Moon Games, and creator of The Fall.  Inspired by Super Metroid and The Secret of Monkey Island, The Fall puts players in control of ARID, a military AI on board a combat suit whose human pilot is unconscious and in critical condition.  John joins us to talk about the development of The Fall, crunch as an indie compared to crunch in AAA, and launching a relatively unknown game on Steam.

(There are some small audio inconsistencies in this episodes. Apologies.)

Direct download: Episode_5_--_John_Warner.mp3
Category:Episodes -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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