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Sup Holmes legos my ether with Holly Pickering

2:15 PM on 11.10.2013 // Jonathan Holmes

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[Update: Holly's episode will happen today, Nov. 10th 2013. Be there.]

Today on Sup, Holmes? we'll be treated to an hour and a half with Holly Pickering, formerly of Travelers Tales. Holly got her start in the business at 20 years old, working on art for Lego Harry Potter, Lego Batman 2, and Lego Marvel Super Heroes. More recently Holly and her cohorts at White Paper Games have been hard at work on a First Person Adventure title about entering the human mind called Ether One. The game feels reminiscent of BioShock, Inception, and The Stanley Parable, though it definitely has a style all its own. I've only played the demo, but I was immediately sucked in. It's no surprise the game has already been greenlit on Steam.

The game is also coming to Occulus Rift. I imagine it could go on to be the device's killer app. It's central themes appear to work around the lines where reality starts and memory, fantasy and the subconscious end. That's the kind of stuff VR was made for.

Holly's other work includes contributing to film, animation, and smaller titles like Donkey Kong Country for UK's XX Game Jam 2012. We'll be talking to Holly about how she managed to do so much in the industry all before the USA legal drinking age, why she went indie, where she's hoping the industry goes in the future, and whatever else she wants to talk about. Join us at 1pm PST/4pm EST for the whole shebang!

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