At the DICE Summit this week, I got the chance to talk with Penn Jillette, one half of Penn & Teller, and Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, following their keynote presentation. The pair are working together on a new version, with some virtual reality elements, of the classic Desert Bus. Their session at DICE focused on how game developers can use principles of magic in their designs.
After a few minutes of conversation, I realized I wanted to share the whole session with everyone. So on this episode of the Game|Life Podcast, it’s the whole interview. To call it “wide-ranging” might undersell it a bit. Here’s some of what you can expect:
- Desert Bus
- Hillary Clinton
- Janet Reno
- Virtual Reality, Shakespeare, and politics
- The Music Man
- The time Penn met Notch
- The Residents
- Guarding magical secrets
- The Internet as world-peace engine
- Fake lottery tickets
And more. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did, and thanks to Jillette and Pitchford for joining in.