This week regular podcast contributors G. Christopher Williams and Nick Dinicola are joined by veteran podcaster Scott Juster of ExperiencePoints.net for a discussion of auteur theory and how it may or not apply to a discussion of video game development.
Playing fast and loose with the concept of the auteur, we consider both some aesthetic concerns, issues of intentionality in communicating such a “signature” of self in a game, and how marketing and commerce might be affected by the way that game developers present themselves to the public.
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More discussion of these video games and the auteur:
The Name Above the Title by G. Christopher Williams
Is Suda 51 the Alfred Hitchcock of Video Games? by G. Christopher Williams
No More Heroes and the New Wave by Michael Abbott
Ken Levine Talks About Game Developers and Self Presentation (around the 43 minute mark) at Gamers With Jobs
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