Join host and producer Lawerence Kelly on Those Who Play Create!, a monthly podcast that explores the inspirations for some of the gaming industry's best. In each episode, Lawerence will interview video game artists, designers, developers, and writers about their motivations, influences, and creative processes to unpack the true stories behind making the video games we love.
Tori Schafer & The Art of Narrative Design!
Narrative design an often overlooked yet crucial aspect of game development. When done correctly, a game can inspire, delight, and represent players in ways never thought of before. But when done incorrectly, a game risks offending, alienating, and misrepresenting players who may seek comfort and joy in a particular project. In this episode of Those Who Play Create! I talk with Tori Schafer about the art of narrative design!
Check out Tori's presentation on LGBTQ+ representation in games at GDC here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdxSG2Ak2Zw
Check out Tori's Skyrim Tarot Deck and Guidebook.
Check out Tori's Hocus Pocus Tarot Deck and Guidebook.
A Frog’s Tale: A Ribbiting Adventure!
“Envision, create, and believe in your own universe, and the universe will form around you.” I can’t think of a more perfect way to describe the journey of today’s guest. On this episode of Those Who Play Create! We talk about music, adventure, and finding inspiration in the most uncommon of places as we discuss A Frog’s Tale!
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The Return of Those Who Play Create!
Hey Lore Party listeners, it’s me, Lawerence, Co-host of Night Knight, Spector. I’m proud to announce that after a brief hiatus, my solo interview podcast, Those Who Play Create!, is back! Join me as I interview artists, designers, and various creative minds that make up the independent and mainstream gaming scene and learn a bit about the lore behind the projects they’ve worked on.! So mash that follow or subscribe button wherever you get your podcasts and stay tuned for more!
Keepin It Simple, Retro, And Berserk With Zu Ehtisham
Chances are if you’re a millennial around my age, you’ve at one point in your life enjoyed a classic video game. The nostalgia of playing a retro-style pixel game just unlocks many warm memories and feelings. In this episode, I interviewed Zu Ehtisham, the lead developer and pixel artist for the upcoming indie hit Berserk Boy. A project that is not only inspired by this golden age of video games, but seeks to pay homage to it as well!
Wishlist Berserk Boy on steam here: https://bit.ly/3IBmDEI
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Real Life In Unlikely Places With Oscar Brittain
Video games open up a new world to us players. Just like turning the pages of your favorite novel, video games can transport you to a whole new universe where seemingly anything is possible. But what separates an okay game from a great game is the ability to ground the fantasy using some real-world elements. In this episode, I talk with Oscar Britain, an Australian game developer who has a unique take on using real-world elements to build his less-than-real subject matter in the games he creates!
Check out more games from Oscar Brittain here: https://bit.ly/3dQ6cHn
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Love Death & StoryTelling
Storytelling, a powerful yet oftentimes overlooked element of a great game. When executed masterfully, it can significantly enhance the experience for a player. In this episode, Lawerence (@Producedby_lk) sits down with Benjamin Rivers (@BenjaminRivers) and Nancy Yeung (@NancyYeung) of the newly rebranded BancyCo (@bancyco) to discuss what goes into creating a compelling story, how anime and manga contain all of life’s answers and why murder is always on the table.
Check out BancyCo’s complete offering of games here: https://www.bancy.co
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Lawerence is a great interviewer and the guests are really engaging.
Great podcast, 10/10