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Sims Creator Will Wright On His New Show, Bar Karma, In This Episode of Feedback

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Posted February 9, 2011 - By Kevin Kelly



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Today, we are pleased to bring you a very special episode of Feedback. No, not like "Tonight, on a very special episode of Blossom." You won't be finding out that Matt Keil has parvo, or that Adam is quitting the show and moving to Guam. Instead, we're happy to have as a guest host on the show, the legendary Will Wright. 

From Spore to The Sims to SimCity, and even Raid on Bungeling Bay, Will has been involved in the home video game industry since its fledgling days. He's seen the industry grow from diskettes and ziploc baggies to a multimillion dollar industry, and his presence on the show is especially timely and we are currently attending DICE 2011, where game developers come to learn and be inspired. Follow along on our DICE site for all the latest news.

After developing Spore, Will Wright left longtime home EA and formed his own "think tank" called the Stupid Fun Club, where he works on robots, toys, video games, and even television. His first foray into that medium is a show called Bar Karma, which premieres this Friday on Current TV. It's probably best described in Will's own words, so check out Feedback to find out why you should tune in. But here a teaser: think The Twilight Zone plus Quantum Leap plus Lost.

 

Feedback -- Will Wright, Creator of Bar Karma »


 

Feedback: Where that music from the original SimCity still haunts us every day. I know! Those buildings need power and plumbing! Enough, already!

The AUDIO MP3 of this episode of FEEDBACK is available here. Right click to download.

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