We talk about 30 years of Mario, an award ceremony, game literacy, Fate Tectonics, and a ton of games

In this episode we talk to the following people about the last year:

  • Jonathan Ore, journalist at the CBC, revisits Super Mario Maker in the context of Mario growing over 30 years
  • Al Donato and Kadeem Dunn talk about game literacy at the Game Curious program

Part 2 (44:00)

  • Alex Bethke talks about the origin of Fate Tectonics and the value of calling yourself an indie designer
  • Eric Weiss, games editor at Dork Shelf, talks about the missteps of the Canadian Video Game Awards

MOST MEMORABLE GAMES:

  • Jonathan Ore: Arkham Knight (For being broken on PC), Destiny: The Taken King, Witcher 3
  • Al Donato: Undertale, Space Funeral, Room of a 1000 Snakes (for having a ton of snakes)
  • Kadeem Dunn: Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Not Really), Shadow Warrior while listening to Wu Block, Shadowrun (Genesis), Fuck Everything
  • Eric Weiss: Cibele, Rocket League, Her Story
  • Alex Bethke: Alto's Adventure, Bastion

LINKS TO THINGS


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