Quest for Glory creators Lori Ann and Corey Cole discuss the history and future of this beloved RPG franchise from the golden era of Sierra Online. Their current game, Hero-U, follows as a sort of spiritual successor to the Quest for Glory formula while evolving and updating towards a modern context.
Jonathan Tweet the RPG designer and writer of Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition, Over the Edge, Ars Magica and 13th Age sits down with Literate Gamer to talk about making Dungeons & Dragons fun again and other highlights in his long, and continuing, career- including his theoretical contributions to the creation of Unknown Armies.
Also covered is his new children’s book, Grandmother Fish, designed to help teach children about evolution.
Richard Rouse III sits down to discuss his upcoming game, The Church in the Darkness, a procedurally generated infiltration game that pits you against a religious cult- one that changes on each subsequent play through.
Richard has had a long career in video games, working most prominently on The Suffering, and its sequel The Suffering Ties that bind.
You can also find his defense of Eyes Wide Shut at Unjustly Maligned.
Rainworld is an indie adventure game set in dystopian ecosystems featuring the adorable Slugcat. Rainworld and Videocult developer James Therrien joins Literate Gamer to talk about his development experiences on Rainworld.
Sadly, the Slugcat plushie is currently out stock, but will be available on Sanshee
Ages ago we talked about Destiny, and apparently I never posted about it.
This episode contains the origin of #Thorncars.
Authors Jason Hough and KC Alexander talk about their recent novel, Mass Effect Andromeda Nexus Uprising, the official prequel to BioWare’s latest entry in the Mass Effect franchise, Mass Effect Andromeda.
Jason Hough is the author of the Dire Earth series of novels among others and can be found at www.JasonHough.com, his Amazon author page, and on Twitter @JasonHough. His last name is pronounced “Huff”.
You find find Mass Effect Andromeda Nexus Uprising on Amazon, and where ever fine books are sold.
Special thanks to Jennifer Hale for our cold open.
Ken Levine, director of Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite, Sytem Shock 2, and both Freedom Force games sits down to talk about writing in video games, directing, and his roll as creative director.
We’re honored, and he did not disappoint. It was a very interesting conversation.
Kevin Allen, host of The Ends, a narrative history podcast, sits down to talk about Overwatch. Kevin was previously the host of Bits on Hits podcast from the Plays and Screens Committee, which covered Psychonauts with Literate Gamer.
You can find the Bits and Hits podcast on iTunes as well, but it is currently on hiatus.
Frequent contributor Kevin Mooseles returns to Literate Gamer to discuss Undead Lab’s zombie infested open world masterpiece, State of Decay. It’s the best zombie themed video game criticsm podcast episode you’ll hear this week!
Grant Howitt sits down with Literate Gamer to discuss his current project of designing a single page RPG game, each month. He covers his other gaming relatred projects, including a Zombie LARP, the Unbound setting, and Hearty Dice Friends his podcast with Chris Taylor.