There is only one week left in the Kickstarter for Failsafe, a new independent video game by Game Over Studios. Co-created by poet Beau Sia and featuring voices by Ashly Burch and Dante Basco. To help get the word out about the campaign, Beau and Dante stopped by Hard N.O.C. Life to talk about the game and the new world of storytelling their exploring with Failsafe.

Topics covered on the show include:

  • The origins of Failsafe and why Beau and Dante decided to get involved
  • The importance of including people of color both in the game and behind the scenes
  • Working with Game Over Studios to develop the game
  • How coding and creating games is like poetry
  • How Dante and Beau’s long standing friendship led to this collaboration
  • Why it is important to make the lead character — Isra — a woman of color and voiced by Ashly Burch
  • Expanding the storytelling potential of games for people of color and women
  • The irony of nerds becoming the bullies
  • #WeOwnthe8th and how they are supporting the development of Asian American voices
  • On December 3 and 10, Beau will be directing Dante in a play called Midnight Makeout Session
  • If you’re reading this, head over to Kickstarter and help them reach their goal!

All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this.


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