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Episode 4 - Leaving Disneyland, And Other Metaphors

Episode 4 - Leaving Disneyland, And Other Metaphors

In this episode, we discuss what it means to leave videogames through the context of a close reading of Deirdra "Squinky" Kiai's Ruin Jam game, Quing's Quest (http://itch.io/jam/ruinjam2014/rate/11090).

Using that analysis as a springboard, we discuss the complexity of the process of "leaving games" and dissect the idea of videogames as a particular kind of cultural space, both in terms of community and industry. We talk about non-participation in industry procedure and we ask if and how it is possible to uproot from that space while still curating and building alternative games and games discourse.

Music mix by Adam Kvasnica, featuring tracks by Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet.
Listen to the full mix here: http://www.mixcloud.com/adamkvasnica3/miles-davis-second-great-quintet/

Comments

The Ontological Geek

Super interesting and relevant, as always, and I'm really digging the sondtrack. [@qwallath]