428 episodes

There are a lot of great games out there. Want to play a lot of them?

On The Short Game, we celebrate great game storytelling and craft, in games that you can play in an afternoon or three. From brief but brilliant indie games to thrilling but manageable triple-A games, these are great games that respect your time.

The Short Game The Short Game

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There are a lot of great games out there. Want to play a lot of them?

On The Short Game, we celebrate great game storytelling and craft, in games that you can play in an afternoon or three. From brief but brilliant indie games to thrilling but manageable triple-A games, these are great games that respect your time.

    402: Terra Nil

    402: Terra Nil

    It’s the ultimate video game power fantasy: the power to clean up after ourselves. Terra Nil is a unique “city builder” in the lineage of Sim City, but with tasks you with revitalizing a wilderness...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    401: Open Roads

    401: Open Roads

    After an incredibly troubled development, we finally have the latest game from the team that brought you Gone Home and Tacoma… Sort of. Open Roads, from publisher Annapurna and the developers known here as The...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    400: Episode 400 Trivia Spectacular!

    400: Episode 400 Trivia Spectacular!

    400 episodes. Nearly 10 years. I absolutely can not believe it. To celebrate, Laura put together an incredibly well produced trivia night game for us to play! Who knows the most about the last 10...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Quick Word on Slice & Dice 3.0

    A Quick Word on Slice & Dice 3.0

    Slice & Dice is a game that just keeps giving, and we don’t just mean incredible dice-rolling gameplay. Since we last covered Slice & Dice, it has received two major updates. As we prepare for...

    • 26 min
    398: Home Safety Hotline

    398: Home Safety Hotline

    As we close in on Episode 400 (where did the time go?) Shane and Raygan are talking about weird-horror phone bank simulator Home Safety Hotline. Is that caller suffering from bedbugs, or Bed Teeth? Tags...

    • 55 min
    398: Grab Bag! Mario and More

    398: Grab Bag! Mario and More

    This week we go rogue and chat about a whole bunch of games — Super Mario Wonder (short to mid-length), Helldivers 2 (long!), and an assortment of “daily games” (seconds to minutes!).

    • 49 min

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