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By Kevin Jakubowski

It’s 1980-something and all nine-year-old Jake Doyle wishes for Christmas is a Nintendo leisure method. No Jose Canseco rookie card, no GI Joe hovercraft, no Teddy friggin’ Ruxpin—just Nintendo. but if a hyperactive Shih Tzu is by chance overwhelmed to dying via a forty-two- inch tv set and each mum or dad on the town blames Nintendo, it’s as much as Jake to take concerns into his personal palms. the result's a Christmas quest of great Mario Bros. proportions, packed with flaming wreaths, dashing minivans, misplaced retainers, faux Santas, scorching academics, snotty sisters, “Super Bowl Shuffles” and one very bare Cabbage Patch child. informed from a nostalgic grownup standpoint, 8-Bit Christmas is a hilarious and heartfelt glance again on the child popular culture of the Eighties.

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You experience what Dawn sees and relays to you, but even that comes through a 10-year-old girl’s point of view, making Dawn a highly unreliable narrator. This is meant to keep you guess- A D i ff e r e n t ing about what’s really going on; although Perspective the unreliable narrator is a common literary The story of Contrast follows Didi, a young device, it’s still rare in games. But Provost girl from a broken household, through a wanted you to question what you see— 1920s noir cityscape. Her father is a good- and wonder what you’re not seeing.

I wrote the design, and I only applied for one job. It was scripts, recruited the actors, filmed and edited a job at Tecmo, and I remember 21 years ago them. I loved being able to create something going into a job seminar and being told that and then see the audience respond to it. because the games industry was so young, I “When it came time to find a job, I wanted to do something in film or television. ” Kikuchi is still interested in other art forms, “When making games, you get to be involved and he dabbles in them whenever possible.

O p p o si te : C o nce p t a rt f rom Con t rast (Wh it n ey Clayt on ) 27 Although Dawn’s mysterious nature Burton, and we looked to him for the intrigues players, other characters can’t shapes and the characters. From a con- interact with her, which meant Provost textual point of view, we found inspiration and his team couldn’t make her—and by in Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who made The City extension, the player—the focus of the of Lost Children and Amélie. We were also story. Instead, they gave another character inspired by Pan’s Labyrinth and the idea the lead role.

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