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My Mysterious Affinity for Boats and the Sea – Extra Punctuation


This week on Extra Punctuation, Yahtzee finally talks about why he loves boats and the sea, like in video games like Return of the Obra Dinn, Subnautica, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

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It’s become a bit of a running joke over in Zero Punctuation that I seem to automatically like any game that incorporates boats or the ocean. Spiritfarer. Return of the Obra Dinn. Subnautica. My favourite Zelda is Wind Waker. My favourite Assassin’s Creed is Black Flag. There’s a bit in Silent Hill 2 where you have to row a boat. I even made my own game about a boat when I made Something’s In The Sea for Dev Diary.

About the author

Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.