Dimensional Slip 2: Kody Nokolo - Breaking Fandom’s Fourth Wall

MOTHER, She Wrote: An EarthBound Podcast

09-10-2023 • 55 mins

Step into a Dimensional Slip: intermittent interludes in “MOTHER,” She Wrote’s journey - where we speak with guests from a multitude of backgrounds and delve deeper into the themes, media, and fandom that make up the tapestry of the EarthBound experience.  The story of EarthBound is two-fold: the story within games and the story of their cultural impact - how they've shaped the world around them. In this Dimensional Slip, we're examining the uncanny life of Kody Nokolo, Webmaster of the fan site Mother Forever and Director at the game design studio, NokoGodo. Theirs is a tale of how the MOTHER fandom expands and self-perpetuates across generations - while inspiring enthusiasts to create their own art, without boundaries. These games speak to their players - not just figuratively, but literally, and that's become a reciprocal dialogue. In this episode we discuss Nokolo's investigative origins in the modern MOTHER fandom, the phenomena of "MOTHERlike" games, the power of breaking the fourth wall, and how all these concepts are in conversation with their forthcoming game, Gnomonic. For links and transcriptions, head to https://mothershewrote.earth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices