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May 8, 2020

Spelunky creator Derek Yu returns for an expansive discussion on the membrane between players/devs, the connection between design/process, and the understated influence of arcade games on his work - all through the lens of what we've been playing and thinking about in quarantine.

Some things we discussed:

Derek Yu

UFO 50


Animal Crossing: New Horizons

AC:NH QoL fan video

Marina Abramović

Streets of Rage 4

Metal Slug X

Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2

Web Liero


Bargain Basement Bathysphere

Gals' Fighters

Can’t Stop



Sea Block Factorio mod




Escape From Tarkov


Just One

Lost Cities


What Up With That?