Syncopated Worlds: Topic

In our final episode of the topic, we revisit our three syncopated worlds: Beijing, Elysium, and Colombia, and examine the ways that all three works use the idea to make broader points. We also sketch out our own syncopated world games in a game design lightning round!

Topics: Folding Beijing, by Has Jingfang. Originally published in 2012 on newsmth.net. English translation by Ken Liu originally published in 2015 on Uncanny Magazine. Elysium, directed by Neill Blomkamp. Media Rights Capital. 2013. Bioshock Infinite, developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games. Published on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows in 2013

Intro / Outro Music: "Go Cart" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/