35 episodes

Jordan Erica Webber talks about video games with interesting people who play them. Each episode is a short one-on-one conversation about a specific game or a relevant topic.
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Talking Simulator Jordan Erica Webber

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Jordan Erica Webber talks about video games with interesting people who play them. Each episode is a short one-on-one conversation about a specific game or a relevant topic.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Community management with Victoria Tran

    Community management with Victoria Tran

    Victoria Tran is the community director at Innersloth, creators of the incredibly popular Among Us, and she has also worked on games like Unpacking, Boyfriend Dungeon, and Pupperazzi. For this deep dive into what it's like to manage communities of video game players, Victoria tells Jordan what makes her particularly suited to this kind of work, how she hopes to create kinder and more sustainable online communities, and how the approach to community management changes across games of different sizes, genres, and tones.
    As always, if you enjoy this episode please do let us know! Rate and review the show in Apple Podcasts, share it with your friends on social media (or even in person!), and help us to spread the word.
    Mix: Dan Parkes
    Music: Jazz Mickle
    Art: Emily Majarian

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    • 39 min
    If Found... with Liadh Young

    If Found... with Liadh Young

    The wonderful If Found... is a game you play by erasing the sketch-filled pages of a young Irish woman's diary. So Jordan wanted to talk to its artist, Liadh Young, about the process of creating gorgeous illustrations that were made to be erased.
    Links:
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    The Catamites
    Hourly Comic Day
    My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
    Goodnight Punpun
    As always, if you enjoy this episode please do let us know! Rate and review the show in Apple Podcasts, share it with your friends on social media (or even in person!), and help us to spread the word.
    Mix: Dan Parkes
    Music: Jazz Mickle
    Art: Emily Majarian

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    • 32 min
    Wytchwood with Zoe Delahunty-Light

    Wytchwood with Zoe Delahunty-Light

    Eurogamer video producer Zoe Delahunty-Light asked Jordan if she could come on the podcast to talk about a recent indie game she "absolutely devoured": Wytchwood. Their conversation ended up covering the pros and cons of repetition in games, how it feels to play as an older female character, and a different kind of video game villain.
    Check out Zoe's stream of the first hour of Wytchwood for Eurogamer on YouTube. Jordan also streamed it on Twitch!
    As always, if you enjoy this episode please do let us know! Rate and review the show in Apple Podcasts, share it with your friends on social media (or even in person!), and help us to spread the word.
    Mix: Dan Parkes
    Music: Jazz Mickle
    Art: Emily Majarian

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    • 30 min
    No Longer Home with Hana Lee

    No Longer Home with Hana Lee

    Hana Lee co-developed the semi-autobiographical game No Longer Home with their partner Cel Davison (with help from others on the music and code) over the course of six years. In this episode, Hana tells Jordan what it was like to recreate their home and represent their relationship in a game, and how their feelings about it changed over the long development.
    No Longer Home features the unhappy consequences of borders and visa limitations. If you've experienced similar, take care when listening to this episode and/or playing the game.

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    • 33 min
    Crème de la Crème with Hannah Powell-Smith

    Crème de la Crème with Hannah Powell-Smith

    In Crème de la Crème you can be gay, straight, or pansexual; asexual and/or aromantic; monogamous or polyamorous; female, male, or nonbinary. You can choose the genders of other characters, and then befriend them, romance them, or even get engaged. You can use your time at the exclusive finishing school of Gallatin College to study, make connections, suck up to the staff, and try to restore your family name... or explore the darker side of the school and take a stand against it.
    So how do you write a game with so much choice, and well enough to win several awards? Jordan asked its writer Hannah Powell-Smith.
    As always, if you enjoy this episode please do let us know! Rate and review the show in Apple Podcasts, share it with your friends on social media (or even in person!), and help us to spread the word.
    Mix: Dan Parkes
    Music: Jazz Mickle
    Art: Emily Majarian

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    • 39 min
    A Monster's Expedition with Philippa Warr

    A Monster's Expedition with Philippa Warr

    Draknek is known for their excellent puzzle games like Sokobond, A Good Snowman is Hard to Build, and Cosmic Express. A Monster's Expedition (Through Puzzling Exhibitions) continues that legacy but also adds narrative. You play as an adorable monster navigating a museum of humanity curated by someone with only a vague understanding of what any of the objects actually are. In this episode, writer Pip Warr tells Jordan how she drew on her own interests and experience to write the humorous exhibition plaques that provide a moment of respite between the challenging puzzles.
    As always, if you enjoy this episode please do let us know! Rate and review the show in Apple Podcasts, share it with your friends on social media (or even in person!), and help us to spread the word.
    Mix: Dan Parkes
    Music: Jazz Mickle
    Art: Emily Majarian

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Wil Cornish ,

Cozy conversation about must-play games.

I find video games a very difficult medium to stay on top of, because the focus is always on the latest and greatest triple-A shootfest or eighteen hundred hour RPG. This is why the only video game podcast I listen to is Talking Simulator, because the coverage is on video games that the host and guests find interesting.

Jordan Erica Webber is a natural interviewer, and her conversational style is such that I’m never sure if her rapport with guests comes from an existing relationship or talent; I feel like a fly on the wall between two people chatting about games as they would elsewhere.

Also, there’s just enough inside baseball to hook someone with a more-than passing interest in games development

KJ Park ,

Wonderfully varied, always engrossing

Eclectic guests, all with fascinating histories and insights. A rich delight.

Tiny11 ,

Intriguing

Stumbled upon this after it got a mention on bbc radio 4 Woman’s hour I think. I like SIM games and thought that would be the content... Really insightful re gaming industry and woman in gaming (I’m a bloke but still enjoyed it). Introduced me to concepts I would not have given a moments thought before. Looking forward to the next season.

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