What Makes Video Game Storytelling So Unique?

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PRINTCast: The PRINT Podcast Studio is a curated collection of cutting-edge podcasts we love about design, creativity, branding, books, and further subjects afield. Soon, we’ll have a dedicated digital listening room. In the meantime, we present Design Museum’s Design is Everywhere, hosted by Sam Aquillano and Liz Pawlak—a “podcast featuring stories of people and organizations using design to make an impact and change the world.”

The latest episode: The Emotional Design Behind Video Games

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What makes video game storytelling unique?

In this episode, Sam chats with Shawn Kittelsen, the vice president of creative development of games at Skybound Entertainment. Shawn talks about how his background in playwriting and screenwriting contributes to storytelling in video games and developing narratives that connect the player to the games. Later on in the show, they are joined by Mike Pondsmith, a role-playing, board, and video game designer who founded R. Talsorian Games and the creator of the acclaimed Cyberpunk series. Mike chats about the value of story building in video games and how he came to develop the Cyberpunk Universe. Together, they talk about their favorite recently played video games.