This is the second in a short series of conversations I'm hosting on the State of Games
. I encourage you to listen to the first episode
and stay tuned for the final two which will appear in the coming days.
In this edition I talk with Chris Suellentrop
, video game critic for the New York Times
, and Steve Gaynor
of the Fullbright Company, an indie game studio developing Gone Home
, a finalist for the Excellence in Narrative
award at the Indpendent Games Festival later this month. We discuss the transitional state of the game industry, the relationship of the critic to the designer, and the need for a proper festival for games ala Sundance, among other topics.
I hope you enjoy.