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Introducing the Polygon Backstory podcast

Conversations about the games we play

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Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Today we welcome a new podcast to the family. It's called Polygon Backstory.

There's so much news, so many announcements happening every single day in the games press that it's hard to keep track of them all. It's more than just words and pictures on the screen, though. The goal of Backstory is to slow things down a bit, to take time for and to celebrate conversations about the games we play.

Every few weeks I'll pluck an individual or a topic out of the stream of stories flowing down the front page and bring them here to you.

Today my guest is Adam Bromell from the team behind an upcoming indie game called Astroneer. The world of Astroneer is a kind of installer gold rush, a multiplayer online game where players will journey among the stars in search of their fortune. It's a little bit Minecraft, a little bit Kerbal Space Program and, as you'll soon learn, a little bit Day Z as well.

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Please take a moment today to subscribe to Polygon Backstory using the links above. Enjoy the show, and if you're so inclined give it a review on iTunes. That would mean a lot.

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And if you're a fan of talk radio, news or podcasts in general please look into Polygon's other podcasts. Backstory joins our growing list of programs, including our game reviews show Quality Control and our award winning daily news show, Minimap.

Thanks for listening.

Music this week by Sophie Lu.

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