Walkthrough Episode 3: Walking eps 3, 4, and 5!

Layla gets deeper into the game and revises her trust levels for the different characters in The Walk. Amal summarizes the episodes and then falls into internet oblivion! Julia has SUPER LOUD trucks doing work on the gas main directly outside her house. It’s a bit of a disaster, but we press on with great determination! And humor!

Amal did her walking in Glasgow, Scotland, where the weather was sunny and the bluebells were in bloom!

Julia walked in New York, which involved very odd window displays at high end department stores, and also the stock exchange building, NYPD shot glasses, and Alexander Hamilton’s grave.

And Layla continued with her faithful companion, Steve!

The big question, though: Is the BBC actually more trustworthy than a Curly Wurly? Let’s find out!

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Walkthrough Episode 2S: Our First SPOILERCAST!

Amal and Julia discuss SPOILERS and their reactions to Layla’s initial impressions of The Walk. PLEASE ONLY LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE IF YOU WANT TO HEAR SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE GAME! We recommend the spoilercasts for people who have already played through the entirety of The Walk. If you haven’t and you think there’s ANY CHANCE that you might like to be surprised by the twists and turns of the game, we promise these episodes will still be here waiting for you when you’re done! Layla will be listening after she finished the entire game, too, so you’re not alone in waiting!

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Walkthrough Episode 2: Beginning the Game!

It’s our second episode! We start by introducing ourselves since we failed to do that in our introductory episode (oops!).

Layla is fluent in German, Russian, and English! She’s a writer, she does translation work, and she’s a full time coordinator at Writespace in Houston, Texas.

Amal is a writer, editor, and critic. She reviews books for NPR, edits the poetry zine, Goblin Fruit, and is currently a finalist for the Locus Award for her fiction (and she won the Locus Award last year, too! Yay!). Amal divides her time between Ottawa and Glasgow.

Julia is a writer and editor. As an editor, she is currently a Hugo Award  finalist for her work with Strange Horizons, which ended in August of 2015. Yay! Now she is the poetry and reprints editor for Uncanny Magazine. Her first writing sale was to Amal’s Goblin Fruit in 2008, and she is delighted eight years later to count Amal as a close friend. She met Layla through the internet in 2001, so she’s getting to do this podcast with two close friends, which is the best.

So, how about the game? In this episode we play “And the Earth Was…”, “Chaos and Confusion”, and the “Look For Sentries” Challenge.

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Julia walked Episode 1 in Western Massachusetts with a friend. Beautiful scenery!

And then there was this crumbling barn. Very post-apocalyptic!

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Layla texted her live reactions to Julia!

The boy band Come Together. Amal feels like maybe the multitude of beards is a sign of this game taking place in a slightly different universe. at do you think? Agree? Disagree?

Layla doesn’t actually think an EMT took out her cell phone. EMTs are nice people who help save lives! She meant EMP. Oh, typos!

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Steve is Layla’s super exhausted walking buddy!

We’re off to an exciting start! Join us next week for Episode 3 when we’ll play Episodes 3 (“The Company of Kings”), 4 (“Heaven is Split Open”), and 5 (“All Tremble at War”). In the next couple of days we;ll also release our first spoilercast, in which Amal and Julia discuss Layla’s initial reactions in the context of the entire game’s story arc. We recommend the spoilercasts only for people who have already played through the entire game. They’ll be there for the rest of you (and Layla!) when you’re finished!