Couch Podtatoes Episode 68: Permadeath


This week we dive into the topic of Permadeath Mechanics. First we talk about things we’ve been playing this week, then dive into the discussion. We talk about some examples of games that use the mechanic (mostly Rogue-likes and survival games) successfully, but then we also try to figure out a way for these types of mechanics to work in MMOs. That’s really all there is to it, so grab your favorite MP3 listening device and enjoy!


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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 68: Permadeath (runtime: 1:03:38)

What are we playing? (starts at 00:56)
Discussion: Permadeath (starts at 24:33)

Host Contact information:

Blog: Me vs. Myself and I
Twitter: @mevsmyselfandi

Blog: Healing the Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Music Credits:
“Bit Rush” by Riot Games
“Cereal Wars” by AFI (from the album Answer That and Stay Fashionable)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

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