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CSI Skill Tree: Outer Wilds

A screenshot from the game Outer Wilds, showing a planet and a star from space, with headshots of the two guest speakers, Randy Smith and Luc Riesbeck, superimposed.

The CSI Skill Tree series from the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University examines how video games envision possible futures, build rich and thought-provoking worlds, and engage people as active participants in unfolding stories.

In our latest episode, we discuss Outer Wilds, a 2019 adventure game about unraveling the mysteries of a solar system caught in a time loop.

Our guests are Randy Smith, a video game director and designer known for his work on the Thief series, the indie sci-fi gardening game Waking Mars, and superbrother's JETT: The Far Shore, and Luc Riesbeck, a space policy and research analyst at Astroscale U.S.

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