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How It's Done: Breaking down Bedlam with author Christopher Brookmyre

Bedlam takes a strange turn as far as shooters go, spanning multiple virtual worlds and styles in a connected "gameverse." Drawing from retro Quake clones and far-flung sci-fi concepts of virtual reality, Bedlam (opens in new tab) is a nostalgic trip through a possible dystopia. If it sounds like the perfect basis for a book, you're in perfect agreement with author Christopher Brookmyre, who wrote the novel - also called Bedlam - on which the game is based.

We're going full meta on this week's episode of How It's Done, playing Bedlam alongside Christopher Brookmyre, joining us as we broadcast the virtual companion to his book. He'll join us at 5:00PM ET / 2:00PM PT to answer question, but pop in early as we get a headstart on the game at 4:30PM / 1:30PM PT.

Dig the show? We’re here four days a week, Monday through Thursday so make sure to follow our Twitch channel! When are we live? Here’s our schedule:

Monday: What’s Happening
6:30PM – 8PM ET/3:30PM – 5PM PT
Maxwell McGee and company take you inside the world of gaming this week, playing what's new and discussing everything that's happening in the news.

Tuesday: I Got Next!
3:30PM – 5PM ET/12:30PM – 2PM PT
Anthony John Agnello hangs out with fascinating folks from every walk of life, playing their favorite games. This is you chance to chat with creators from the world of music, film, comics, and everything else under the sun.

Wednesday: Departure Lounge
6:30PM – 8PM ET/3:30PM – 5PM PT
Sometimes you just look at a game and wonder: what in the f*&% is that?! Hosts Ludwig Kietzmann, Ashley Reed, and the rest of the GR+ crew check out gaming's strangest treasures.

Thursday: How It’s Done
4:30PM – 6PM ET/1:30PM – 3PM PT
Arthur C. Clarke said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Maybe that's why video games seem so remarkable. We meet with the creators of the best games to demystify the process.