Ep. 311 - Cathcula, with Phil Salvador
Ep. 311

Ep. 311 - Cathcula, with Phil Salvador

Episode description

Phil Salvador, library director for the Video Game History Foundation, steps over to the panel for Maxis facts, Five Nights at Freddy’s lore, and pigeon kings. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Tim Rogers, Brandon Sheffield, and Phil Salvador. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

Questions this week:

  1. Do Maxis Sim games have an evolving line of game design you can trace from title to title? (07:29)
  2. What else could Maxis have done after The Sims 2? (15:16)
  3. What are some interesting regional differences in video games? (22:01)
  4. How and why do mass game company layoffs keep happening? (27:37)
  5. Without looking anything up, what do you think Five Nights at Freddy’s is about? (34:57)
  6. Slightly More Five Nights at Freddy’s talk (44:48)
  7. Isla asks: What is a game mechanic or system you really like that is in a game you don’t like? (45:57)
  8. What would it be like if video games had playable forewords? (56:46)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Who Said It? (01:01:39)

Recommendations and Outro (01:13:17)

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Phil: The Video Game History Foundation
Brandon: Fushigi and Crimson by Nakamori Akina

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