My Perfect Console with Simon Parkin

Kelsey Beachum, narrative designer (Outer Wilds).

My Perfect Console with Simon Parkin

My guest today is the American game writer and narrative designer Kelsey Beachum. After graduating from Michigan State University, she worked in publishing, first as editor of the Cryogenic Society of America, then in editorial operations for the satirical current affairs publication, The Onion.

In 2012 stared work on a space-mystery game titled Outer Wilds. Published in 2019 by Annapurna Interactive, Outer Wilds released to widespread acclaim. My guest was named a Nebula Award finalist for her writing on the game, which also won the 2020 BAFTA for Best Video Game.

On this very podcast Ronan Farrow described the storytelling in Outer Wilds as β€œincredible.”

Be attitude for gains.

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