Gabby DaRienzo stops by to talk about her work as one half of the core Laundry Bear Games team, from A Mortician’s Tale (and Tracktoons) to their still-in-its-early-days next project—as well as her excellent, now-concluded podcast Play Dead, and her extensive and varied freelance work on Celeste, Parkitect, Graceful Explosion Machine, and the upcoming Super Crush K.O. (among other fine videogamic works).
I do of course also take the chance to talk to Gabby about death in games (and in general), on account of her well and truly knowing her shit in that arena—and I pick her brain about the upscaled visuals in Katamari Damacy REROLL, for that very same reason.
• The Order of the Good Death and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes are very much worth checking out, and this video here is a pretty excellent introduction to Caitlin Doughty’s ideas and work.
• I’m more or less here for the Toronto Indie Scene Extended Universe.
• The show is in fact called The Great British Bake Off. And no, we’ve never spoken about it before on this ‘cast, I don’t think.
• Latrice Motherfuckin’ Royale. D:
“All The People Say (Season 3)” by Holly Hyperion.
“Rose and Daughters” and “Magnolia Forest” from the Original Soundtrack to A Mortician’s Tale by Halina Heron.
Logo by Aaron Perry-Zucker, using Icons by by Llisole, Dávid Gladiš, Atif Arshad, Daniel Nochta, Mike Rowe, Jakub Čaja, Raji Purcell and IconsGhost from the Noun Project.