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Stefan Heinrich Simond is a game studies scholar and podcast host at With a Terrible Fate. He teaches at the Institute of Media Studies at Philipps University Marburg and works on his PhD regarding constructions of madness in video games.
Awarded a scholarship by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Simond turned his passion into a profession as he obtained an M.A. degree in Media Studies in 2017. He broadened his perspective with studies in Philosophy and Crucial Differences at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Maastricht University. Since then, he has taught courses with a particular focus on political and philosophical perspectives on video games. His current research revolves around constructions of madness in video games, elements of which have already been published in numerous articles and presented at a plethora of conferences. Most recently, he has co-published the internationally first anthology on illnesses in video games.
Prior to Simond’s activity on With a Terrible Fate, he founded and hosted a German game studies podcast named Pixeldiskurs. The project ran from 2016 to March 2021 and concluded at over 230 weekly episodes.
This week on the podcast: analyzing Dark Souls and Silent Hill through the lens of a hypothetical mashup, plus PAX West 2021 reflections.
This week on the podcast: analysis and discussion of Bandai Namco's "brain punk" JRPG, Scarlet Nexus.
This week on With a Terrible Fate's podcast: a deep dive into the many ways in which video-game music can tell a story.
Listen in on a discussion of how maps can interfere with—or improve—the storytelling of your favorite video games.
This week's podcast focuses on mindscapes in video-game fictions, follow-up on the psychoanalytic interpretation of Returnal, and romance in Final Fantasy X.
This week on the podcast: what the Steam Deck could do for interactive storytelling; Netflix gaming rumors; Super Mario 64 at auction.
Enjoy a conversation with Max Gorynski about the latest in his Comprehensive Theory of EarthBound, plus meditations on Nintendo hardware, collectibles, and narrative metagames.
Listen in on a miniature book club discussing the first part of Johan Huizinga's Homo Ludens, along with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.