Vox Republica 154: Escape Rooms, Essen Picks, and BFIG Expansions

Episode 154

Length: 1:14:36

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DESCRIPTION: It’s convention time! This week Erin and Ryan are joined by Caroline Murphy, CEO of the Festival of Indie Games, to discuss the past, present, and future of Boston’s home-grown indie convention. Before that, though, Ryan walks us through his Essen picks for 2017.

GUESTS: Caroline Murphy


QUICK TOPICS – (19:28):

  • Ryan runs down five games worth checking out at Essen 2017 that aren’t currently bound for the US, as well as his guess at a convention sleeper.


  • Caroline Murphy joins us to talk about the Festival of Indie Games, and where it’s headed. This is one of our favorite game events – it’s local, it focuses on indie creators, and it’s just a lot of fun. She’s leading the team in trying to do some great things for gaming and community in Boston and beyond!

PLUGS – (1:13:55):

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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.