One Cool Thing is a podcast speaking with people in and around videogames about One Cool Thing not from games which is really fascinating them at the moment. One of the founding principles of Die Gute Fabrik is interdisciplinarity - collaborating with people from other art forms to bring fresh ideas to video games. And that’s also what’s at the heart of this podcast series: what not from games is shaping how people think about making games right now?
About This Episode
In episode 8 we meet Kate Dollarhyde who chats with Hannah Nicklin about gardening.
Kate is a Nebula and GLAAD Media Award-winning game designer and writer of speculative fiction. She’s had short stories published in Fireside Fiction, Lackington’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among other magazines and has also been the co-editor-in-chief of the speculative fiction magazine Strange Horizons.
Since around 2018 Kate has been working in games at Obsidian Entertainment, where she wrote for The Outer Worlds, the Pillars of Eternity series, and most recently the smash hit historical story-driven game Pentiment, set in early 16th century Bavaria.
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A selection of links referring to things that came up as part of the conversation.
- World War Z (book)
- Burnout (Nagowski sisters)
- Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
- The Dawn of Everything (Graeber and Wengrow)
- “The Three Sisters of Indigenous American Agriculture”
- Planet B podcast
One Cool Thing Production Credits
One Cool Thing is hosted by Die Gute Fabrik's Studio Lead Hannah Nicklin and is produced, edited and sound designed by Tom Whalley. Additional production and research by Úna-Minh Kavanagh and our theme music by Nick Ellis who can be found on Bandcamp as tenby.