Now Playing: The Magic Circle

What if there were a game… with no violence? No swords, no guns, just… art.
Now what if there were a game… about that game?
Now what if there were another game about the development of that game, along with internal studio pressures and infighting?
Now take all of that, and add collectibles, and also the guy who voiced Garrett from the original Thief.

Yes, this month we are playing The Magic Circle and oh my goodness it is very very strange in a way I cannot even begin to articulate. I don’t know if it’s good-strange or bad-strange but it’s strange.

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Episode 9: The Flame in the Flood

Settle down by the fire. Take the weight off your feet. Brew some dandelion tea. Mend your OH MY GOD LOOK OUT IT’S A WOLF RUN

This month we played The Flame in the Flood, an all-American survival game from the Molasses Flood. It’s got everything: snakes! Worms you can eat! Weird slang!

What do survival games have to do with the American frontier? Why do I hate permadeath? And is this secretly a religious game after all? Join us and find out!

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Now Playing: The Flame in the Flood

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This month we’re crafting, paddling and sheltering our way through survival game The Flame in the Flood! It’s made by some Bioshock devs and here’s how they describe it:

A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators.

Please join us for this one and download the game here! If you need further convincing, just listen to the amazing music!

Episode 8: Uplink & Hacknet

This month we’re hacking, bouncing, cracking and cybering (ok, maybe not that one) our way through grand-daddy hacking simulator Uplink and its spiritual successor Hacknet! Listen up for the historical contexts of both games and how that affects them, how they deal with “hacking – the fantasy!” vs. “hacking – the job” and the ideal of the hacker community, and how both games judge themselves and the hacker myth that supports them.

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