In this episode, we have Sonam Tenzin Wangchuk and Kinley Phyntso who delves deep into modern narrative video games and discuss the ways in which video games are a modern-day form of storytelling.
They explore various games like Celeste, Soulsborne Series, Oxenfree, and more, and how these story/role-playing games allow player interaction and choices to have an impact on the outcome of the game story.
Host – Kinley Phyntso is the writer and director of ‘Goedra Bey Yi’, Bhutan’s first sketch comedy show which is streaming on Samuh. Kinley recently began writing articles for Tashi Delek magazine and dabbles in music and occasionally performances.
Guest Speaker – Sonam Tenzin Wangchuk is a recent high school graduate from the Regents International School in Bangkok. His interests lie in the field of technology, psychology, and philosophy, and he has always been interested in cultures and their interplay with the technological world. In his free time, he loves to play and make video games and hopes to one day help represent the forgotten stories of minority groups through such an interactive medium. This fall, Tenzin will be attending Yale University to pursue a joint major in computer science and psychology – we wish him all the best!