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Moving Pixels Podcast: Rewinding 'The Last Express'

Playing on trains and playing with time. The Moving Pixels podcast looks back on Jordan Mechner's classic The Last Express.

At Tom's suggestion, the Moving Pixels podcast crew decided to take a trip back in time to have a look at Jordan Mechner's 1997 game, The Last Express.

A thriller/mystery packaged within the structure of a kind of much more interactive Choose Your Own Adventure, this point-and-click adventure is really not exactly like any of the genre categories that I just listed. Featuring a very different approach to the concept of a video game script and some interesting ways of playing with time, The Last Express is quite unique, offering a very mature and very innovative approach to interactive storytelling worth mulling over even a decade later.

This podcast is also available via iTunes.

 

Our podcast contributors:

G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at PopMatters.com. You can find his weekly updates featured on Wednesdays at PopMatters and also at the Neuromance blog.

Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.

Thomas Cross contributes frequently to the Multimedia section at PopMatters.com, and he also pens the Diamond in the Rough column for GameSetWatch.

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