Brendon Chung is the main creative force behind Atom Zombie Smasher, Gravity Bone, Thirty Flights of Loving, Flotilla, Flotilla 2, Quadrilateral Cowboy, and the upcoming Skin Deep. Laura Michet is an accomplished writer, and a perhaps equally accomplished editor, having lent her talents to Industries of Titan, Frog Fractions 2, and Where The Water Tastes Like Wine—not to mention her really excellent noncommercial work, which includes one of the greatest Twine games ever made, Swan Hill. Now they’re making games together, beginning with Planetfriend.
Here Brendon and Laura discuss their work, the actual process of working during (and through) our current hellish historical moment, and the infinite solace to be found in movies.
You can find Brendon’s work on the Blendo Games website, and wishlist Skin Deep on Steam.
You can find Laura’s work, and her write-ups thereof, on her website.
Planetfriend is available on Itch.
Industries of Titan is available on Epic.
You can also follow Brendon and Laura on Twitter.
• Here’s Scavengers. It’s good.
• And the movies Brendan and Laura mentioned were The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Summer Wars, Artemis Fowl, Heist, Da 5 Bloods, and Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
“All The People Say (Season 3)” by Holly Hyperion.
“Forbidden Planet” by David Rose and His Orchestra.
“Leap Frog” by Joe Garland, performed by Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
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.