Built to Play ventures into the wild west, junior high, and the trope tank.

In this week's episode you'll hear from the following people:

  • John Gottschalk and Jordi Boin on the relationship between the gun, the game and the western in Westerado: Double Barrelled. (00:00 - 10:30)
  • Daniel and Arman discuss Konami's transition into maybe never making another massive-budget game (10:30 - 33:30)
  • Nick Montfort and Andrew Plotkin tell us about the Trope Tank, studying the past, interactive fiction, and Pac Man. (33:30 -43:46)
  • Creator Miriam Verburg and story director Susanne Alyssa Andrew talk about life in junior high, the horrors of modern dating, and why it's okay to fail in their visual novel, Long Story. (43:45 - 57:45)

THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR  "Fantasy" BY PODINGTON BEAR, "Toy Cupboard" by Bleak House, "No Home In This World" BY Shanghai String Band,  "Western Firefight 2" BY MC Cullah, "End of the Machine Age" BY Mobster, "Goosedance" by Paperclip Galaxy, "Western Chow Yun-Fat" by This One AND "La ere gymnopedie" BY Peter Johnson.

WE ALSO USED CLIPS FROM Django Unchained, Fistful of Dollars, Maginificent Seven, Degrassi, Pac-Man (Atari 2600, Apple II, Arcade) and KC Munchkin.

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