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Escapism as Medicine, Making People Feel Nervous in Public, and Inspiration from the 7-Eleven Menu – A Chat with Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Porpentine Charity Heartscape is a writer, game designer, and dead swamp milf in Oakland. Her work includes xenofemme scifi/fantasy, cursed videogames, and globe-spanning sentient slime molds. She has exhibited at the 2017 Whitney Biennial, EMP Museum, and the National Gallery of Denmark, been commissioned by Vice and Rhizome, and is a fellow with Sundance Institute, Creative Capital, and Tiptree. When we talk about 'world-building' in video games, the connotation often focuses on the visual elements. You are known for building such complete and vivid worlds in your games, like 'With Those We Love Alive', using only words. What do you think are