Talking Simulator is a personal project from Jordan Erica WEbber, edited by Dan Parkes, with music from Jazz Mickle and artwork from Emilie Majarian.

Elsinore with Katie Chironis

Elsinore with Katie Chironis

Elsinore (Golden Glitch Studios)

Elsinore (Golden Glitch Studios)

In this episode: another time loop game. In Elsinore, you play as Ophelia trying to change the events of the Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet, which have been condensed down to a four-day loop. Every time Ophelia dies or fails to avert disaster, the loop resets. Since all Ophelia keeps between loops is any knowledge gained, the game is all about choosing what to say to whom and when.

Jordan invited Elsinore’s writer and team lead Katie Chironis on to ask more about the process of building this clever social simulation as a side project over the course of seven years, and to find out whether she thinks Shakespeare would approve.

This episode contains one or two minor spoilers for Elsinore, but nothing that would ruin the experience of playing the game.

Esports with Frankie Ward

Esports with Frankie Ward

Outer Wilds with Maggie Tan

Outer Wilds with Maggie Tan