Astrologaster with Katharine Neil
Astrologaster (2019) is “a story-driven astrological comedy game set in Shakespeare’s London”, a genre that must surely soon be as popular as the battle royale. It was developed by a whole team of people for independent developer Nyamyam, and designed and directed by Jennifer Schneidereit. But Jordan wanted to talk to its narrative designer and writer Katharine Neil, to find out how she managed to squeeze history, astrology, and comedy into a game.
Content warning: this episode contains mention of miscarriage. There are no major spoilers for the story of Astrologaster, but there are some for events that took place during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.