About One Cool Thing
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
Our first guest on episode 1 is Die Gute Fabrik's Doug Wilson who chats to Hannah Nicklin all about the reality competition TV series, Survivor.
Doug is originally from the USA but now lives in Melbourne Australia, and as well as being a core part of Die Gute Fabrik is a senior lecturer in Game Design at RMIT University. Doug is best known for Johann Sebastian Joust and Sportsfriends which are both local co-op games made to make fun between friends.
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A selection of links referring to things that came up as part of the conversation.
- A Small Town Anywhere - Coney
- The Money - Kaleider
- Taskmaster Podcast
- Hannah's Freeplay talk - The Player is a Material Made up of People
- The Quiet Year
- Completely Improvised Survivor
- Unreal: A Critical History of Reality TV
- The Briefing w/ Melissa McGlensey @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2023
- Doug's Twitter
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.