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A podcast that explores the impact that poetic imagination can have on videogame design and criticism.

Sep 15, 2021


Cookie Hiponia — author, poet, and former lead editor of Destiny 2 and Mass Effect — joins to discuss the social simulation games Stardew Valley & Animal Crossing through the lens of poems about making and giving.

Barbara Jane Reyes, "Track: 'Dahil Sa Iyo,' Pinay (1998)"
Pablo Neruda, "Ode to My Socks"


Jul 20, 2021

Game critic and narrative designer Michael Lutz joins to discuss Gone Home (Fullbright Games 2013) through the lens of poems about dilapidated homes and their mystique.

Walter de la Mare, "The Listeners"
Æmilia Lanyer, "The Description of Cooke-ham"
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