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Polygon Backstory episode 4: Night In The Woods story writer Bethany Hockenberry

How growing up in rural Pennsylvania influenced a stylish indie game

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Polygon Backstory is a podcast that celebrates conversations about the games we play.

This week my guest is Bethany Hockenberry, story writer for Night In The Woods, an indie game coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC as well as the PlayStation 4 later this year.

Night In The Woods is the story of a cat named Mae, who fails out of college and comes back to live in her home town. The game is set in a crumbling, former mining village called Possum Springs. As it turns out, Possum Springs has a lot in common with the place where Bethany grew up in rural Pennsylvania.

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This week's soundtrack is from Alec Holowka, coder, co-creator and composer for Night In The Woods. You can find his work on Bandcamp.