30 episodes

A chill video games podcast about interesting and creative games, from indie to AAA. Your host: Iceland-based journalist John Rogers. You can also find me chatting about games on Twitter and streaming games live on Twitch - search @gaminginthewild to join the party.

Gaming In The Wild John Rogers

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A chill video games podcast about interesting and creative games, from indie to AAA. Your host: Iceland-based journalist John Rogers. You can also find me chatting about games on Twitter and streaming games live on Twitch - search @gaminginthewild to join the party.

    29: Paratopic, Speed Dating For Ghosts

    29: Paratopic, Speed Dating For Ghosts

    The truth is out there... maybe? This episode I played two Halloweeny games: the bizarre fractured narrative of 45 minute indie-horror game Paratopic, and the surprisingly wholesome Speed Dating For Ghosts. Both are available for just a couple of units of your favourite currency on Steam, Itch and Nintendo Switch.
    You can follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch via http://linktr.ee/gaminginthewild. Also, whether you're a brand new arrival or a regular listener, you can support the show from just $1 a month at http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild.
    Thanks for listening, and happy halloween!

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    • 33 min
    28: Red Dead Redemption 2

    28: Red Dead Redemption 2

    This week’s show covers one of the most acclaimed (and best-selling) games of all time – the stunning Western epic, Red Dead Redemption 2. Now 25 hours in, I’ve been breathing the mountain air, learning the dead-eye, and coming to grips with the radical freedom that this stunning outlaw simulation has to offer.

    I also chat a bit about Fallout 76, and about how I’m recording in the middle of an audible windstorm. Hope it doesn’t become distracting!

    You can say hi on social media, and follow the show for updates on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch via http://linktr.ee.com/gaminginthewild. 

    Support the show on Patreon to get exclusive episodes and articles via http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild.

    And as always, thanks for listening!


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    • 40 min
    27: Playdead's INSIDE

    27: Playdead's INSIDE

    Is INSIDE a horror game? Find out this episode, when I delve into Playdead's LIMBO follow-up (and conduct a Twitter poll about whether this qualifies as a Halloween episode). Also featured: the oddities of playing as a child protagonist, the enjoyment of piecing together narratives from environmental cues and clues, the game's stunning sound design, and more. (Note: story spoilers are behind a well-demarcated break, so you can listen to most of it without fear if you're yet to play it yourself).

    If you enjoy the episode, you can support the show on Patreon to get patron-only episodes and other fun benefits at http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild. 

    You can follow the show on Twitch, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram via http://linktr.ee/gamingintehwild.

    And as always, thanks for listening!


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    • 35 min
    26: Outer Wilds

    26: Outer Wilds

    This latest episode covers the fabulous, original, challenging sci-fi exploration game Outer Wilds. It's dizzyingly ambitious, and can be both glorious and maddening. It's a true original. 
    This spoiler-free episode covers the gameplay and the first passage of play, with a spoiler break to talk about some of the central concepts and late-game stuff, so you can listen safely if you're yet to play. And I stress that this is a game best experienced with as little advance info as possible. Don't even watch the trailer or read the Wiki! 
    If you enjoy the episode, you can support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 a month, and get access to Patron-exclusive episodes and more fun perks. I really appreciate it! http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild 
    You can also say hi on Twitter, or come join the party at Twitch, Instagram and YouTube via http://linktr.ee/gaminginthewild.
    And as always, thanks for listening!

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    • 34 min
    25: The Stanley Parable & The Beginner's Guide

    25: The Stanley Parable & The Beginner's Guide

    The Stanley Parable and The Beginner’s Guide are two deeply unusual games by US developer Davey Wreden. This week's show takes a dive into the alternately surprising, hilarious and disturbing waters of their bizarre metafictional stories.

    Also covered: the troubled release of Lost Ember, and some first thoughts on Ori & The Blind Forest and Ori & The Will Of The Wisps.

    You can join the Gaming In The Wild Discord community – and help fund the show – for as little as $3 per month via our new Patreon page. Find out more at http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild. 

    I always love to hear from listeners - you can find the show on Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Twitch via http://linktr.ee/gaminginthewild.

    The music on this episode is from the featured games, by Yiannis Ioannides (The Stanley Parable) and Ryan Roth (The Beginner's Guide). The outro music is from Night In The Woods.

    Thanks for listening!


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    • 34 min
    24: Virginia

    24: Virginia

    Many games are described as cinematic, but few have gone as far in that direction as Virginia. A BAFTA-winning 2016 narrative 'walking simulator', it's a surreal and fascinating game that recalls Silence of the Lambs as much as Firewatch, and it's the featured game of this week's episode.
    Also covered: the launch of the Gaming In The Wild Patreon (which you can join at http://www.patreon.com/gaminginthewild if you so desire!), a northern lights sighting as Iceland's dark season arrives, a difficult experience playing Ori & The Blind Forest, the latest No Man's Sky update, and more.
    You can follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and YouTube via http://linktre.ee/gaminginthewild. 
    And, as always, thanks for listening!
    Articles mentioned in the episode:
    MCVUK interview: https://www.mcvuk.com/business-news/media-pr/variable-state-on-the-making-of-virginia/
    One of Virginia's directors interviewed: http://playingcatchup.co.uk/interview-jonathan-burroughs-of-variable-state/


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    • 24 min

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