Character Creator is a monthly podcast about video game characters and the people who create them. The podcast is written, recorded, and produced by Brian Fabry Dorsam from their home in Chicago, Illinois. New episodes are released on the first Monday of every month.

One afternoon, when Brian was playing FIFA '17 (really well, by the way), they looked at their partner on the couch and realized that they wanted her to be proud of them for winning a video game. Why on earth would they want that?

In order to find out, they researched avatar theory, took out piles of books from the library, and read tons of games journalism to write what ultimately became the first episode of this podcast. After that, Brian delved deeper, talking with gamers and developers from different communities and backgrounds about what they love (and hate) about video games.

Each episode of Character Creator focuses on a different part of the gaming community and looks at how video games impact the lives of those who play them.

You can find Character Creator wherever you get your podcasts. Except Spotify. *shakes fist*

Who We are

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Brian Fabry Dorsam

Brian is the host of Character Creator. They look basically just like that. They write about pop culture and politics at F Newsmagazine. Brian is also a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and comic artist. You can see their work here.

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Brian Barth

Brian composed all of the music for Character Creator as Names for Sounds. He lives and works in Amsterdam. 

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Jimmy is a cat. She is very large and enjoys complaining constantly, eating plants, and sleeping on the radiator.