Built to Play
Built to Play 48: Best Friends
Daniel and Arman travel Gamercamp to engage in a battle of wills. Meanwhile they walk on walls, high five to save the universe, and defuse bombs
We travel to Gamercamp to walk on walls, battle in tent warfare, and defuse bombs.
The annual indie game festival Gamercamp came to Toronto back in October, and then after three days promptly left this earth entirely. This was Gamercamp's sixth year, and its last one, for now anyway. Meaning if you couldn't visit this one, tough luck. We had an interview last week with Jaime Woo, its co-founder,if you're curious what happened.
But we knew that you might have trouble making it out to Toronto's Chinatown, so we went instead to try and compete at several local multiplayer games. All of this happened to fit in with this month's theme, Friends and Enemies, so to make things a little more festive, we began the great competition to defeat each other at mostly cooperative games.
I'd tell you more, but we're low on time so we're going to have to cut our show notes short this week. The following is a list of people we talked to on this week's show, their games, and the time when they come on the air:
- Jesse McGibney, art director of Apotheon, 1:00
- Willy Chyr, designer of Relativity, 6:30
- Hamish Lambert, animator on Mouffe, 13:00
- Nick Korneck, designer on Space Bro Justice Rocket, 36:35
- Shawn Pierre, designer of Henka Twist Caper, 44:40
- Brian Fetter, designer of Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, 50:35
The festival floor at Gamercamp
Mouffe, the interactive tent, where the quilt is the controller for a screen projected onto the tent's ceiling
Nick Korneck talks to intrepid reporter Daniel Rosen as the game, Space Bro Justice Rocket, highlights what they are thinking behind them.
Daniel Rosen and Nick Korneck high five wearing the cotton Hi 5000s
Daniel and Arman's reward after defeating the tutorial bomb in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
In case you didn't know what Toronto's Chinatown looks like. We have streetcars too San Fransisco
From just outside the Ocho Hotel on the last day of Gamercamp, people celebrate after a round of trivia
Music this week comes from the Free Music Archive: "The Falls" and "Nature Kid" by Podington Bear, "Bacalao Bombao" by minusbaby, and "Run to Canada" by Min-Y-Lan. Our opening theme was "The Libra Lunologists" by Fields of Ohio and our ending theme was "Air Hockey Saloon" by Chris Zabriskie.
BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF THE SCOPE AT RYERSON RADIO STATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED AND EDITED BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND WRITTEN BY DANIEL ROSEN.
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