Two working actors, Dylan and Chris, take deep dives into the games they love, with a dramatic twist. Join us every week for just shy of an hour of conversation on theater, games, and life in a creative career, with some goofing for good measure.
Episode 9: Let's Go to the Talkies!24/12/2018 Duração: 01h01min
This week, we continue our ramblings on silent protagonists, but this time we look at a few who stopped being silent. Sometimes this works out. Other times… well, come along with us. Also included: CGI Donkey Kong, Dylan’s Worst Noise, and the Wheeler Possession.
Episode 8: Silence!17/12/2018 Duração: 01h02min
This week, we talk about a uniquely video-gamey narrative tool: Silent Protagonists. We talk about what makes them work, how to pick apart their differences, and how games use them to different ends. Also included: Awful Hairy Sonic, Dylan’s Link-Takes, and the Return of the Return of Snagglepuss
Episode 7: We Table-Top, Too!10/12/2018 Duração: 51min
This week, we relax and just sort of chat about some table-top games we love, and ways that we’ve found to tie our theatrical talents and interests to them. We also felt lazy after last week’s very prep-heavy episode, so forgive us this lapse into rambling. Also included: Swamp Daddy, Hanukkah Hams, and the Tiniest Fart.
Episode 6: Iconoclasts Analysis03/12/2018 Duração: 01h22min
This is a long one (but we cut off at the normal time for anyone who needs an out or doesn't want spoilers). This week, we go deep and do some preliminary breakdowns of selected scenes from the Konjak game Iconoclasts. We do cold reads of the scenes, and talk about the choices we, as actors, would make if we were called on to play them. Also included: New Terms, Swamp Thing, and Bonus Extra Content
Episode 5: A... Good Video Game Movie!?!?26/11/2018 Duração: 01h36s
This week, we talk about the new (ish) Castlevania Netflix series, and why we think it succeeded where EVERY OTHER game-to-film adaptation failed. Also included: Turkey Boi, The Rottenest Tomatoes, Snake Impressions, and Light
Episode 4: Uncharted, The Musical19/11/2018 Duração: 54min
This week, we look at the beloved Uncharted series as though it were a Broadway musical. No we’re not kidding. We talk pacing, characterization, and scene structure, and how musical theater and action games aren’t that different in how they tackle those things.
Episode 3: On That Grind12/11/2018 Duração: 55min
This week, we do something a little bit different; rather than go deep into a game or game concept, Dylan and Chris take the idea of "Grinding," as popularized by old school RPGs, and use that as a handy parallel for the work of trying to create a career in the arts.
Episode 2: Let's Get In Character05/11/2018 Duração: 54min
We walk you through the basics of analyzing a character from an actor's point-of-view, then use that framework as we take a look at the God of War and Devil May Cry series, paying particular attention to the way their main characters change game-to-game. We also spend 8 minutes on a VERY NECESSARY tangent.
Episode 1: The Beginning29/10/2018 Duração: 46min
Chris and Dylan introduce themselves, set up the show, and ramble their way through a discussion of score-chasing, speed-running, and the rehearsal process.