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Play Dead is the first and only podcast that looks exclusively at death in video games! Hosted by Gabby DaRienzo, PlayDead explores the different ways that death is used in video games and the meanings it has for both players and developers.
||ExplicitPlay Dead: RIP 2016 Special||In this special end of the year episode of Play Dead, Gabby asks several game developers about their most memorable video game deaths, from NPC deaths, to game glitches, to digital reminders of deceased loved ones.||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlay Dead Episode 10: Scott Benson||Gabby discusses death in Night in the Woods with game developer and artist Scott Benson.||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlayDead Episode 9: Pippin Barr||Gabby discusses purposefulness and permadeath speed runs with game developer Pippin Barr.||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlayDead Episode 8: Aaron Leighton and Linda Hochstetler||Gabby discusses death in children's media with social worker Linda Hochstetler and Sago Sago Art Director Aaron Leighton.||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlayDead Episode 7: Alex Zandra Van Chestein||Gabby discusses the death-centric game One Last Cup with Ikonoclast designer Alex Zandra Van Chestein.||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlayDead Episode 6: Alexis Kennedy||Gabby discusses death in Sunless Sea and Fallen London with Failbetter Games founder Alexis Kennedy.||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlayDead Episode 5: The Music Episode||Gabby talks with Jim Guthrie, Robby Duguay, and Rich Vreeland (aka Disasterpeace) on a music-themed episode of the PlayDead podcast.||4/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlayDead Episode 4: Lucas Pope||Gabby and Lucas discuss Return of the Obra Dinna and how indie developers are changing death in video games.||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlayDead Episode 3: Benjamin Rivers||Gabby sits down with Benjamin Rivers to discuss common death tropes and the way Ben uses death in his games Home and Alone With You.||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlayDead Episode 2: Kara Stone||On this week's PlayDead, Gabby is joined by Kara Stone as they discuss her newest game and the way subjects like suicide are treated in game development.||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlayDead Episode 1: Augusto ‘Cuxo’ Quijano||On the first episode of PlayDead, host Gabby DaRienzo sits down with Augusto Quijano to discuss the significance of death in Mexican culture and Drinkbox's Guacamelee!||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|