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 & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints!
My guest today is Dr. Jo Twist OBE. As the CEO of UKIE, the UK videogames trade body, Jo works tirelessly to ensure that the UK is a place where videogame creators, developers & publishers can thrive.
We talk about moving from Hong Kong to Scotland, how she was prescribed her first videogame by an optician, the ubiquity and charm of Game & Watch, the wonders of online communities, her work with Special Effect and why vidoegames can create such powerful social connections.
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Games discussed: SSX Tricky, Gran Turismo, Pong, Second Life, Street Fighter 2, Game & Watch and a whole bunch of IF and MUDs.
Cover design: Craig Stevenson - http://onedinosaurandhisballoon.blogspot.co.uk
Music: Samuel Baker - http://soundcloud.com/furoshiki