The following is an episode of The Drawing Board, a podcast by With a Terrible Fate that highlights the unstructured conversations about video games from which our analytical content is derived.

Welcome to Episode 3 of The Drawing Board, a new podcast by With a Terrible Fate.

On some episodes of The Drawing Board, we’ll sit down with the minds behind the many article series that live on With a Terrible Fate and interview them about their series—what inspired them to start it, why they think it matters, and what motivates them to keep it running month after month. This is one such episode.

Today, I chat with Dan Hughes, the mind behind Now Loading… The Video Game Canon! This series aims to determine which video games have made landmark contributions to the storytelling craft of the medium—and which haven’t. It’s also one of the series that we’ll be featuring on a panel at PAX East 2018 next week.

Dan discussing Now Loading on a panel at PAX South 2018.

What got Dan obsessed with the idea of a video game canon? Why does he think you should be obsessed with it, too? How does this series fit into the broader analytical philosophy at work on With a Terrible Fate?

Listen in, and find out.

Aaron Suduiko

Aaron Suduiko - Founder and Chief Video Game Analyst

Aaron Suduiko is the founder of With a Terrible Fate and a philosopher of video-game storytelling. He specializes in the impact of player-avatar relations on game stories.  Learn more here.

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