6 episodes

Welcome aboard the Starlight Car, our relaxing parlor aboard the Video Game Choo Choo. Come ride with us once a month as we talk with our friends in and around the gaming industry about the projects they're working on or whatever they're passionate about. You can get episodes of Starlight Car one week before they air at patreon.com/vgcc.

Starlight Car Scott B

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Welcome aboard the Starlight Car, our relaxing parlor aboard the Video Game Choo Choo. Come ride with us once a month as we talk with our friends in and around the gaming industry about the projects they're working on or whatever they're passionate about. You can get episodes of Starlight Car one week before they air at patreon.com/vgcc.

    Starlight Car 06: Glitch Techs with Eric Robles & Dan Milano

    Starlight Car 06: Glitch Techs with Eric Robles & Dan Milano

    The Starlight Express is back around the station already! Inspector Elvie takes a break inside the Starlight Car with Eric Robles and Dan Milano, the showrunners behind the show Glitch Techs, an animated series about a group of people who try to keep the peace in our reality as video game characters break out of their worlds and cause havoc. They dive deep into the shows many influences, and have an enlightening conversation on games culture and ways that Glitch Techs can pave the way for positive changes in our future. You can watch both seasons of Glitch Techs on Netflix right now.

    The theme for Starlight Car is a “Super Chill Remix” of Aquamarine by Magic Circuit, which is available off their newest self-titled album… Magic Circuit. You can follow them at @magic_circuit (https://twitter.com/magic_circuit) on twitter for more details.

    • 55 min
    Starlight Car 05: PS Vita with Food4Dogs

    Starlight Car 05: PS Vita with Food4Dogs

    The Starlight Express rolls back into the station after a long ride away. Don't worry, the Starlight Car is still open and Scott B is still manning the bar. Scott is joined in the parlor by John Michonski to talk to Food4Dogs about getting into Youtube much later than everyone else, embracing imperfection in your own work, and, of course, the Playstation Vita. You can find her channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/smillasmum and on Twitter @Food4Dogs.

    The theme for Starlight Car is a "Super Chill Remix" of Aquamarine by Magic Circuit, which is available off their newest self-titled album... Magic Circuit. You can follow them at @magic_circuit on twitter for more details.

    • 57 min
    Starlight Car 04: Dark Souls Lore with Richard Pilbeam

    Starlight Car 04: Dark Souls Lore with Richard Pilbeam

    On this episode, Scott B returns to the parlor to talk to Dr. Richard Pilbeam (https://twitter.com/richard_pilbeam) about media literacy and politics within Dark Souls lore community, Dark Souls' similarities to Neon Genesis Evangelion in it's utilization of aesthetics, the ways in which Bloodborne and Sekiro broach topics of colonialism and nationalism, and the economics of King's Field. You can check out Richard's podcasts at https://www.youtube.com/sinclairlore.

    The theme for Starlight Car is a "Super Chill Remix" of Aquamarine by Magic Circuit, which is available off their newest self-titled album... Magic Circuit. You can follow them at @magic_circuit on twitter for more details.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Starlight Car 03: NBA Jam with Reyan Ali

    Starlight Car 03: NBA Jam with Reyan Ali

    On this episode of Starlight Car, John welcomes Reyan Ali, the author of Boss Fight Books’ NBA Jam book. Reyan discusses his history with the classic arcade title, the challenges of writing a book, and how cool it is getting a phone call from DJ Jazzy Jeff. NBA Jam: The Book is available now from Boss Fight Books (https://bossfightbooks.com/products/nba-jam-by-reyan-ali) both digitally and physically, however physical copies are being shipped Nov. 14th. Reyan’s Twitter is here. (https://twitter.com/nbajambook)

    The theme for Starlight Car is a "Super Chill Remix" of Aquamarine by Magic Circuit, which is available off their newest self-titled album... Magic Circuit. You can follow them at @magic_circuit on twitter for more details.

    • 41 min
    Starlight Car 02: CROSSNIQ+ with Max Krieger

    Starlight Car 02: CROSSNIQ+ with Max Krieger

    Let's cross. In this episode, Scott B is joined in the parlor by fellow VGCC contributor Solon as they interview Max Kreiger about his new game, CROSSNIQ+. We dive deep into the technical details that makes the game work, meditiative gaming experiences (puzzle or otherwise), the finer points of Tetris and its many variants, and the origins of Y2K aesthetics as an artform and now they're employed in CROSSNIQ+.

    The theme for Starlight Car is a "Super Chill Remix" of Aquamarine by Magic Circuit, which is available off their newest self titled album... Magic Circuit. You can follow them at @magic_circuit on twitter for more details.

    • 57 min
    Starlight Car 01: Heartbreak High with Alec Robbins

    Starlight Car 01: Heartbreak High with Alec Robbins

    Welcome to the Starlight Car, a relaxing parlor where we get to talk
    to folks in and around the games industry. Riding with Scott today is
    Alec Robbins of Good Bit to talk about his 2018 game Heartbreak High.
    We break down the game from its initial conception as a web series,
    the narrative interplay between knowing and assuming facts about
    characters in visual novels, whether the game is successful in raising
    the emotional stakes in the back half, and a discussion of the hidden
    and cut content in Heartbreak High.

    The theme for Starlight Car is a "Super Chill Remix" of Aquamarine by
    Magic Circuit, which is available off their newest self titled
    album... Magic Circuit. You can follow them at @magic_circuit on
    twitter for more details.

    • 53 min

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