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Built to Play 64: Fragments of Time

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Built to Play 64: Fragments of Time

We break down full motion video, a level design marriage and the end of a company.

This episode contains the following segments:

  • Sam Barlow breaks down why Christopher Walken didn't hit it big in the full motion video game scene (0:00 - 15:20)
  • Daniel explains the history behind a very real possibility, the Super Nintendo Playstation (15:30 - 27:25)
  • We look into Robert Yang's concept of local level design and why a marriage proposal and a Los Angeles community centre can teach us about the way we interpret the world. Plus Rachel van der Meer's Portal project and Douglas Hoogland's work. (27:30 - 40:45)
  • Previous guests, Tale of Tales, explain why their game failed and what that means for them. (40:50 - 54:00)

THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "I saw you on TV" by Jahzzar, "Everybody gots problems that aren't mine," by Chris Zabriskie, "Praise Book" by Broke for Free, "Are You a Dreamer (Instrumental)" by Ben McElroy, "☆SEINWAVE☆2000☆ What's the deal with airline food?" by Abelard, "Summer Breeze Let It Out (Johnny_Ripper Remix)" by Smoking Fox, "Flying Pea v1" by Daddy Scramble, and "Vilse" by Slutet.

WE ALSO USED CLIPS FROM Portal 2, The Gary Hudson Project, Pyst, Ripper, and Her Story.

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF THE SCOPE AT RYERSON RADIO STATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED, EDITED AND WRITTEN BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN.

IF YOU LIKE THE SHOW PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND RATE US ONLINE. IT HELPS MORE PEOPLE FIND THE SHOW AND GIVES US AN IDEA HOW WE'RE DOING. FEEL FREE TO COMMENT DOWN BELOW.

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Built to Play 63: Change the Reel

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Built to Play 63: Change the Reel

Cult cinema, changing aesthetics and the year of 1972 are all on the forefront of our minds in an episode all about film and aesthetics. 

In this episode we have the following segments:

  • We've all seen movies adapted into games, but usually those movies are good, even if the games are not. But in 1991 an Irish studio set out to make a adaptation of the worst film ever made, Plan 9 From Outer Space. (0:30 - 15:20)
  • Daniel and Arman discuss Nintendo's reaction to the world of virtual reality and then examine how film, comics and animation meld into a Gotham theme park in Batman: Arkham Knight. (15:20 - 34:00)
  • Blake Reynolds trained as a composer like his idols, John Williams and Koji Kondo. He still composes music, but he's now a game artist who specializes in pixel art. Even in this job, however, Blake's found that his work just doesn't send the right message. (34:00 - 45:00)
  • Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn describe the aesthetic behind Ebony magazine, Playboy, and why that time and place is so important to the world of Sunset. (45:00 - 57:30)

THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "Old Movies" by Pianochocolate, "OLCP" by Marco Raaphorst, "水中(Johnny_ripper Remix)" by little Cloud, "Sunset" by Podington Bear, "Third Man Theme Live" by Rat City BRass, "Inspiration" by Box Cat Games.

WE ALSO USED CLIPS FROM Plan 9, Super Mario Bros., Auro, Star Wars, Blacula, Superfly, and Shaft's Big Score. We also used several pieces of music composed by Blake Reynolds. 

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF THE SCOPE AT RYERSON RADIO STATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED AND EDITED BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN.

IF YOU LIKE THE SHOW PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND RATE US ONLINE. IT HELPS MORE PEOPLE FIND THE SHOW AND GIVES US AN IDEA HOW WE'RE DOING. FEEL FREE TO COMMENT DOWN BELOW.

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