Video games are an art form.
And on PixelSmiths, we talk to the independent artists whose creative minds power some of the most innovative titles on the market today.
Developers, designers, visionaries and storytellers. It's their blood, sweat and tears that go into crafting unique experiences for players around the globe.
And finally, they have a platform to celebrate their creativity, their drive and their vision.
Hosted by esports caster Clinton "Paperthin" Bader and podcast producer Larry Kilgore III, PixelSmiths will explore the tales that unfolded from concept to release with game creators worldwide. We'll explore the obstacles they had to overcome during production, how the games changed their careers, and what new projects they're working on now.
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Clinton "Paperthin" Bader is an esports broadcaster and commentator who makes his home in Seoul, South Korea. He has casted events including the PUBG Nations Cup, the 2019 and 2021 PUBG Global Championships, and the 2021 Valorant Championship.
His all-time favorite game is Final Fantasy Tactics, and he once won a Guitar Hero 2 tournament by playing YYZ, behind his head, facing away from the screen.
You can see him from time to time on Twitch, covering esports scrims or trying to convince viewers that he shouldn't ever do karaoke on-stream. Or you can follow him on Twitter and Instragram @Paperthinhere.
Larry Kilgore III
Larry is a producer, editor, and the Production Services Manager at Podcamp Media. He has spent more than 15 years working in entertainment media, including television and radio.
Larry is a life-long gamer, who enjoys the story-telling and experience the video game medium provides.
His (current) favorite games include God of War (2018), Ghost of Tsushima, and Dishonored. When he's not making podcasts or gaming, he can be found enjoying media in other forms, like TV, books, and movies.