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OctopusPark's Literate Gamer: a discussion of games, their meaning, and their impact on people and art.

Literate Gamer Octopus Park

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OctopusPark's Literate Gamer: a discussion of games, their meaning, and their impact on people and art.

    Story of Seasons

    Story of Seasons

    Nick tells Jonathan about Story of Seasons, the zen art of butter and cheese, and they discuss the calming, ephemeral city-builder puzzle-esque game Islanders.

    Castlevania Anniversary and on Netflix

    Castlevania Anniversary and on Netflix

    Jonathan recounts a wonderful experience with the Castlevania Netflix show, and the collection Castlevania Anniversary. I got it for $5 on the Switch store, though it may have been on sale. Even for the full price of $20, it's a great collection.
    https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/castlevania-anniversary-collection-switch/

    For the King

    For the King

    Jonathan and Nick discuss the light romp 'For the King'. A turn-based RPG where you don't have to think, good for those new to role-playing, or just for relaxation. Fun by yourself, more fun with friends or family.

    Platformer Short: Portal 2

    Platformer Short: Portal 2

    Jonathan Recounts the excellent sequel Portal 2, more test chambers, more robots, more story, and all still excellent. A required experience.

    DragonRuby with Amir Rajan

    DragonRuby with Amir Rajan

    Amir tells Jonathan and Nick about DragonRuby, his experiences with making games, playing them, and wondrous digressions.

    http://amirrajan.net/7-lessons-from-7-years-of-indie-game-dev/
    http://dragonruby.org/
    Dragon Ruby Game Toolkit Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuY7CWdvyWM
    https://yzcroshaw.itch.io/the-life-of-erich-zann
    Perception game documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29kCOc6LjnY
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_C._Gordon

    Platformer Short: Portal

    Platformer Short: Portal

    Jonathan gushes about Portal, a must-play classic, a masterpiece of gameplay and story, fun for everyone, completely accessible at only a few hours length, dynamite from start to finish.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Messer26 ,

Good take on gaming

Interesting take on gaming, worth a listen

Grant Howitt ,

Good stuff!

They let me be on the podcast! Which is nice.

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