This week, we are excited to unveil the long sought-after fourth book in the Russian acting teacher’s cannon of texts, in which he discussed character creation in video games as a parallel to the actor’s process. In addition to the above being our stupidest and most-inside-baseball joke ever, we also have a lot of fun this episode, and Dylan and Chris both rant for a while on current gaming loves and how games allow creative impulses in their players. Also included: The Great Bathroom Puzzle, Dylan the Ouija Boi, The Robot-Arm Acting Technique, and Key-Blazing.
This week, we talk about a uniquely video-gamey narrative tool: Silent Protagonists. We talk about what makes them work, how to pick apart their differences, and how games use them to different ends. Also included: Awful Hairy Sonic, Dylan’s Link-Takes, and the Return of the Return of Snagglepuss