iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Naomi Alderman on video games

Listen now 30 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Naomi Alderman on video games

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 24 February 2012

Novelist and games writer Naomi Alderman asks why video games haven't received the cultural recognition of other art forms.

On her quest, she meets some of the most important and powerful people in today's entertainment industry. They run companies worth millions of pounds and make games played by tens of millions of people around the world, yet they rarely find their way into the spotlight.

She also finds out how writers contribute to the shaping of new game narratives, and looks to the future, when games might well react to the personality of the player.

Producer Stephen Hughes.

Broadcasts

Featured in...

Front Row's Cultural Exchange

Cultural Exchange

Seventy-five leading creative minds choose a favourite cultural work.

Free downloads

  1. Image for Cultural Exchange

    Cultural Exchange

    Creative minds talk about the cultural work that inspires them. A major new arts project for…

  2. Image for Front Row Daily

    Front Row Daily

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's…

  3. Image for Front Row Daily Archive 2010

    Front Row Daily Archive 2010

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's…

  4. Image for Front Row Daily Archive 2011

    Front Row Daily Archive 2011

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's…

  5. Image for Front Row Daily Archive 2012

    Front Row Daily Archive 2012

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's…

  6. Image for Front Row Weekly

    Front Row Weekly

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.