ICYMI @WeRChicagoGame devs chatted with us!

We talked with Cindy Miller and Michael Block about making We Are Chicago, the challenges of making a game that portrays real issues of violence in the Windy City, especially as devs who are telling a story that’s not theirs.

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Listen on Fresh Out Of Tokens // Download MP3 (53.6 MB)

We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show!

Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for We Are Chicago team:

@Thain1982:

How important is visual accuracy (real-world correspondence) in creating “We Are Chicago”?

After working on this project, what elements do you consider most important for communicating a setting?

(as I’m leaving Chicago today): Deep dish or thin crust pizza?

What we’re playing:

Cindy: 1979 Revolution, Divinity: Original Sin, Banished, Firewatch, Star Fox 64

Michael: 1979 Revolution, Firewatch, That Dragon Cancer, Life Is Strange

Tanya: The Division, Street Fighter V, Resident Evil 6: HD Remaster, Man O’ War: Corsica

Shareef: Quantum Break, The Division, Enter the Gungeon, Twilight Princess

Where to find our guests online

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Guest Co-Host: Shareef Jackson

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ICYMI – @JamieBroadnax of @BlackGirlNerds stopped by

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Jamie Broadnax stopped by to discuss Black Girl Nerds, her diversity in gaming series, community building and more. We even tweeted out to one of our faves, Idris Elba in the hopes he’d come by our podcasts!

Listen on Fresh Out of Tokens // Download MP3 (42.1 MB)

We’re part of the Geeked.fm network along with Geeks in Sneaks, Chromatic Life and More than Bits. We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show!

Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Jamie:

From @Thain1982:

What are some of your favorite cons to attend both for general nerdery and welcoming/acceptance?

Do you have any developers/studios whose games you always consider must have?

Have you had any big surprises with the gaming diversity series (or with BGN in general)?

From @SpacedOutGenius:

How do you plan on preserving the Culture? #BlackEnterprise #BlackCulture

What we’re playing/reading:

Jamie: Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Saga, Bitch Planet

Tanya: Tom Clancy’s the Division, Street Fighter V, Galak-Z, Mage Killer (DA Comic)

David: Starbound, Fallout 4

Where to find our guest online

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