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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.

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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.

    247: I Am Dead

    247: I Am Dead

    Morris Lupton is the recently deceased museum curator of the tiny British island of Shelmerston. He’s also the only one who can stop the volcano at the center of the island from erupting. Morris and...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    246: IFComp 2020 part 2

    246: IFComp 2020 part 2

    Our IFComp coverage continues, this time with a guest! Long time interactive fiction author and first place 2016 IFComp winner Robin Johnson joins us to talk about a fresh crop of games! 00:00:00: Intro –...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    245: IFComp 2020 part 1

    245: IFComp 2020 part 1

    It’s fall, and that means IFComp is upon us again. This quick hit episode introduces our coverage of IFComp 2020, and covers the handful of games we were able to check out between the opening...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    244: Paratopic

    244: Paratopic

    Paratopic is a cursed Playstation 1 game. Or perhaps it’s an experiment in first person storytelling. Or perhaps it’s just creepy AF. This award winning game from 2018 just came to Nintendo Switch, and it’ll...

    • 45 min
    243: Hotshot Racing

    243: Hotshot Racing

    In the tradition of great arcade racing games like Daytona USA and OutRun2, Hotshot Racing brings fluid 60fps to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Steam. 8 The Short Game is supported directly by our...

    • 1 hr
    242: Moist Game Double Feature – Spitkiss and The Good Time Garden

    242: Moist Game Double Feature – Spitkiss and The Good Time Garden

    This week we’re talking about a pair of very short very wet games. Spitkiss is “a story of boundless love, told through precision platforming.” Navigate the challenges of polyamory by spitting loving loogies through spikey...

    • 38 min

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