116 episodes

A chill video games podcast about interesting and creative games, from indie to AAA. Your host: Iceland-based games critic John Rogers.

Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch to stay in touch and keep up with new episodes - find links at http://gaminginthewild.com.

Gaming In The Wild is a listener-supported. You can support the show at http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild to join the listener community, and get bonus episodes and other fun perks.

Gaming In The Wild John Rogers

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

A chill video games podcast about interesting and creative games, from indie to AAA. Your host: Iceland-based games critic John Rogers.

Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch to stay in touch and keep up with new episodes - find links at http://gaminginthewild.com.

Gaming In The Wild is a listener-supported. You can support the show at http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild to join the listener community, and get bonus episodes and other fun perks.

    115: PS+ Picks – Rez Infinite, The Last Guardian, Bound, Concrete Genie, Miles Morales

    115: PS+ Picks – Rez Infinite, The Last Guardian, Bound, Concrete Genie, Miles Morales

    I've got the 'rona this week, so this episode is a compilation of some reviews plucked from old episodes. These picks are all on the new PS+ service: The Last Guardian, Rez Infinite, Bound, The Artful Escape, Miles Morales, and Concrete Genie. Hopefully normal service will be resumed next week! 
    If you enjoy the show, you can come say hi on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch - find the links at http://gaminginthewild.com. 
    If you'd like to support the show on Patreon, you can do so from $1 per month and get exclusive episodes, sale recommendations, and an invite to the show’s Discord community – go to http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild for that. 
    You can also support the show via Ko-Fi if that’s your preferred creator platform: http://ko-fi.com/gaminginthewild.
    And as always, thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    114: Chorus (CHORVS)

    114: Chorus (CHORVS)

    This week's episode comes direct from sunny Margate, as I'm on my holidays in the UK! The featured game is Chorus (also sometimes typed CHORVS because they used a weird font for the logo) - a simple vehicular space shooter with fun dogfighting and exploration. It's an episode of two halves, in which I sing the praises of the combat, graphics, and the sense of open-galaxy freedom, then go ham on the straight-up awful voice acting and truly execrable story. Enjoy? Enjoy!

    If you enjoy the show, you can come say hi on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch - find the links at http://gaminginthewild.com. If you'd like to support the show on Patreon, you can do so from $1 per month and get exclusive episodes, sale recommendations, and an invite to the show’s Discord community – go to http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild for that. You can also support the show via Ko-Fi if that’s your preferred creator platform: http://ko-fi.com/gaminginthewild.

    And as always, thanks for listening!

    • 39 min
    113: Summer Indie Games – Silksong, Naiad, Highwater, Schim, Birth, The Garden Path & More

    113: Summer Indie Games – Silksong, Naiad, Highwater, Schim, Birth, The Garden Path & More

    It’s a crazy time of year for game reveals, with over 100 announcements and updates being shown over the last week. So, it seemed like a fun time for a rare midweek episode. Here’s a rundown of ten indie games that particularly caught my eye, and a bit of chat about the biggies like Silksong and Starfield.

    Watch the Wholesome Direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IRgvwWLpbA
    Watch Day of the Devs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kHHqR3uSq0
    Watch the MinnMax coverage of the Xbox/Bethesda showcase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOYHDhc34eE

    Music used in this show (all from wonderful games I've covered in the past, please support these artists!):
    Amos Roddy - In Other Waters: https://amosroddy.bandcamp.com/album/in-other-waters-original-soundtrack
    Ratvader - The Gunk: https://ratvader.bandcamp.com/album/the-gunk-original-game-soundtrack
    Disasterpeace - Hyper Light Drifter: https://music.disasterpeace.com/album/hyper-light-drifter
    Alec Holowka - Night In The Woods: https://infiniteammo.bandcamp.com/album/night-in-the-woods-vol-1-at-the-end-of-everything

    If you enjoy the show, you can come say hi on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch - find the links at http://gaminginthewild.com. If you'd like to support the show on Patreon, you can do so from $1 per month and get exclusive episodes, sale recommendations, and an invite to the show’s Discord community – go to http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild for that. You can also support the show via Ko-Fi if that’s your preferred creator platform: http://ko-fi.com/gaminginthewild.

    And as always, thanks for listening!

    • 34 min
    112: Interview - NORCO creator Yuts (Geography of Robots)

    112: Interview - NORCO creator Yuts (Geography of Robots)

    I’m joined this week by Yuts of Geography of Robots - the developer behind one of 2022’s best indie games, NORCO. We talked about how much of this mesmerising near-future world is based on current day events, local myths, and intertwined histories of Louisiana; about psychogeography, psychedelia, reality and unreality, and much more besides. 

    Thanks to Yuts for the great conversation. Note: the episode contains spoilers for Norco. If you’re yet to play, I recommend listening to episode 109 - https://anchor.fm/gaminginthewild/episodes/109-NORCO-e1it6cb - for a review of the game, and coming back to this episode later. Follow Geography of Robots on Twitter at @roboticgeo - http://twitter.com/roboticgeo - and play NORCO on PC or Mac, including Game Pass (PC only). 

    If you enjoy the show, you can come say hi on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch - find the links at http://gaminginthewild.com. If you'd like to support the show on Patreon, you can do so from $1 per month and get exclusive episodes, sale recommendations, and an invite to the show’s Discord community – go to http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild for that. You can also support the show via Ko-Fi if that’s your preferred creator platform: http://ko-fi.com/gaminginthewild. And as always, thanks for listening!

    • 57 min
    111: Card Shark, Behind The Frame, The Almost Gone, Super Mario 3D World

    111: Card Shark, Behind The Frame, The Almost Gone, Super Mario 3D World

    This week’s episode is a roundup that includes some chat about Sony’s State of Play, and especially Stray and Season, as well as a first impression of newly released Card Shark, mini-reviews of The Almost Gone and Behind The Frame, and a look at Super Mario 3D World and the future of Mario.

    If you enjoy the show, you can come say hi on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch - find the links at http://gaminginthewild.com. If you'd like to support the show on Patreon, you can do so from $1 per month and get exclusive episodes, sale recommendations, and an invite to the show’s Discord community – go to http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild for that. You can also support the show via Ko-Fi if that’s your preferred creator platform: http://ko-fi.com/gaminginthewild.

    And as always, thanks for listening!

    • 41 min
    110: Citizen Sleeper (ft. Gianni from Sifter)

    110: Citizen Sleeper (ft. Gianni from Sifter)

    Citizen Sleeper is the featured game this week. It's the second game by Jump Over The Age aka Gareth Damian Martin, and it's a deep, fascinating sci-fi saga set on Erlin's Eye: a crumbling space station on the edge of the galaxy. It's a rare game that fuses a compelling scifi story with clever mechanics, poetic text, and far reaching themes from selfhood and sublimity, to AI ethics, and politics that are both speculative and close to home.

    My special guest this week is Gianni of Sifter, an Australian podcast network and video games website. Find them at sifter.com.au. Sifter interviewed Gareth Damian Martin about Citizen Sleeper on their Lightmap podcast series - find that episode here: https://www.sifter.com.au/post/citizen-sleeper-is-pure-dystopian-science-fiction-with-a-hopeful-heart.

    You can also find a GITW interview with Gareth Damian Martin about their excellent first game, In Other Waters, here: https://anchor.fm/gaminginthewild/episodes/41-Interview---In-Other-Waters-Creator-Gareth-Damian-Martin-eptdml/a-a4hn21f

    If you enjoy the show, you can come say hi on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch - find the links at http://gaminginthewild.com. If you'd like to support the show on Patreon, you can do so from $1 per month and get exclusive episodes, sale recommendations, and an invite to the show’s Discord community – go to http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild for that. You can also support the show via Ko-Fi if that’s your preferred creator platform: http://ko-fi.com/gaminginthewild.

    And as always, thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

iHenpie ,

Relaxing and informative

Where do I start? Host has an incredibly relaxing voice that mixed with the background music makes this podcast ideal to escape from reality. This informative podcast has taught me lots of new things. Keep up the good work!

Broken_Pixel ,

A refreshing perspective on video games...

I really love the tone of this podcast. Gaming in the Wild gives the listener wonderfully evocative little snapshots of his life in Iceland, before diving into a really diverse and interesting selection of games.

The choice of games to talk about has really resonated with me; there’s no baggage, agenda or allegiance to a particular brand or genre. Gaming in the Wild seems to just seek out games with interesting stories and mechanics, from brand new releases to games from every generation past.

There’s an intelligence and calmness to Gaming in the Wild’s delivery, he speaks with passion about his love of gaming, but also with a curiosity for how and why the games are made.

Thanks for all the recommendations so far and I look forward to hearing more about the games you discover next!

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