This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest on the show talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that forged connections with others and games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints!
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Gamecity I recorded a special edition of the show live from the festival. This is different to the usual show where I have one guest and talk about the games that shaped them. In this episode, the checkpoint is a single year, and my panel of guests talk about their life and the games they played at that exact point. Since this was the tenth anniversary of Gamecity, we decided on the year 2005.
Myself, creator of Killbox Malath Abbas, host of One Life Left and creator of Chime Ste Curran, and the founder of Gamecity, Iain Simons, ruminate on the impact of that year. This show was recorded live from the National Videogame Arcade at Gamecity on the 29th of October.
I was thrilled to do this, I hope you enjoy the show. Josh who was running the desk at the event did an incredible job with the recording, so huge thanks to him, to everyone at Gamecity, to my brilliant guests, and of course, to you.
Cover design: Craig Stevenson - http://onedinosaurandhisballoon.blogspot.co.uk
Music: Samuel Baker - http://soundcloud.com/furoshiki