“Controlled by Debt”: An Interview with Jake Elliot of Kentucky Route Zero

Drew chats with Jake Elliot of Kentucky Route Zero about income inequality, Appalachia, and the important role interactive art can play in helping us process the world.

Written by Drew Dixon / Published on October 5, 2017

I recently chatted with Jake Elliott of Cardboard Computer about the upcoming Act V of their magical realist indie episodic point and click adventure game: Kentucky Route Zero. We discussed the game’s dealings with income inequality and debt and the important role art can play in helping us process these issues in the real world. We also discuss the game’s dealing with Appalachia and why Jake and his team make games.

Act 5 should release sometime in 2018 along with the “TV Edition” for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. The TV edition will include all 5 acts.

About the Author:

Drew Dixon is editor-in-chief of Game Church. He also edits for Christ and Pop Culture and writes about videogames for Paste Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Bit Creature, and Think Christian.