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Podcast: The Year According To Dontnod's Oskar Guilbert & Michel Koch

Two for the price of one.

As a special treat, today’s Year According To podcast has two guests instead of one. The duo that joined me to discuss their 2015s consisted of Dontnod’s CEO, Oskar Guilbert, and Life is Strange’s Game Director, Michel Koch.

This episode is fairly heavily focussed on Life is Strange, a game I’m playing through myself right now, and we spent a fair amount of time discussing the differences between creating an episodic game and a stand alone title. We also plunged headlong into some of the praise, and criticism, the game has received.

It’s worth noting that we recorded this episode before the game won our Best Character and Outstanding Narrative Game of the Year awards, so that doesn’t come up. We did, however, chat about some of the other awards that Life is Strange has picked up, as well as the love from the title’s fans.

Beyond that we took the time to look to the future by discussing Vampyr, Dontnod’s next title, and the origins of the second internal team building it.

Finally, both Oskar and Michel picked out a few of their gaming highlights from 2015. Michel’s second choice is particularly interesting, so make sure you listen for that if nothing else.

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2 Comments
  1. freezebug2
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Great Podcast, what a thoroughly decent pair of guys……not sure about that Kris though lol. ;)

    Comment posted on 22/12/2015 at 22:34.
  2. zb100
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Schweet.
    I’m really not a fan of podcasts (not you guys personally, just in general) however am downloading this now.
    Life is Strange didn’t hugely gel with me however I loved Remember Me & am very much looking forward to Vampyr. :)

    Comment posted on 22/12/2015 at 22:37.

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