29 episodes

Minigame is a bite-sized dive into why we love video game stories. Twice a month, Michael Farris explores how video games are more powerful and more meaningful than ever. These are the stories that stay with us long after the galaxy is saved and the final boss is defeated.

Minigame: Bite-Sized Video Game Stories Lore Party Media

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Minigame is a bite-sized dive into why we love video game stories. Twice a month, Michael Farris explores how video games are more powerful and more meaningful than ever. These are the stories that stay with us long after the galaxy is saved and the final boss is defeated.

    The Musical Advancements of the Metal Gear Series

    The Musical Advancements of the Metal Gear Series

    Over nearly 30 years, the Metal Gear series has changed how they use music to tell their stories. In this episode, Michael goes over every major entry in the series to see how they use music in their unique ways.
    Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized episode dives into the themes or central ideas of our favorite games in 10 minutes or less.
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    • 9 min
    How BioWare Uses Music To Tell A Story

    How BioWare Uses Music To Tell A Story

    BioWare are masters at telling stories in videogames and in this episode, Michael goes over how music plays a role in their storytelling process.Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized episode dives into the themes or central ideas of our favorite games in 10 minutes or less. Subscribe to Minigame: https://pod.link/1468424336Follow Minigame on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MinigamePodcast
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    • 6 min
    The Importance of Character Themes

    The Importance of Character Themes

    This season on Minigame, Michael is setting out to explore how music plays a central role in video game storytelling. In this episode, he looks at how theme music for characters like Master Chief and Sephiroth can tell us so much about these iconic heroes and villains.Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized episode dives into the themes or central ideas of our favorite games in 10 minutes or less.Follow Minigame on Twitter: @minigamepodcast
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    • 6 min
    Introducing the Minigame Jukebox

    Introducing the Minigame Jukebox

    This season on Minigame, Michael is setting out to explore how music plays a central role in video game storytelling. From the sci-fi soundtrack of Mass Effect inspired by films from the 60s and 70s to the bombastic score of Assassin's Creed, he'll unpack the many ways music can tell stories in our favorite games.Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized episode dives into the themes or central ideas of our favorite games in 10 minutes or less. Subscribe to Minigame: https://pod.link/1468424336Follow Minigame on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MinigamePodcast
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    • 6 min
    Is Cyberpunk 2077 Truly Cyberpunk?

    Is Cyberpunk 2077 Truly Cyberpunk?

    CyberPunk 2077 has already been the target of many criticisms, mostly related to technical issues and other design problems. But what about the game's story. Unfortunately, despite the game's marketing, the game only loosely falls into the cyberpunk genre.Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized episode dives into the themes or central ideas of our favorite games in 10 minutes or less. Subscribe to Minigame wherever you listen to podcasts and follow Minigame on Twitter.Visit Lore Party:Twitter & Instagram: @lore_party & @minigamepodcastMichael’s Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok: @farristhewheelWebsite: loreparty.com
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    • 6 min
    The Unintentional Politics of Simulation Games

    The Unintentional Politics of Simulation Games

    It's understandable to want videogames to avoid political discussion, but since games are art, politics are inevitable. Despite their apolitical exterior, simulation games like Sim City are full of political messages.Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized episode dives into the themes or central ideas of our favorite games in 10 minutes or less. Subscribe to Minigame wherever you listen to podcasts and follow Minigame on Twitter.Visit Lore Party:Twitter & Instagram: @lore_party & @minigamepodcastMichael’s Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok: @farristhewheelWebsite: loreparty.com
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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

The freshman l.k ,

Absolutely Fantastic!!!

Minigame is an amazing podcast! It’s incredible how the host is able to pack so much thoughtful content into such a small amount of time.

Each episode has an incredible amount of depth and is fun and engaging. I highly recommend this podcast!

The Greatest Story Ever Played ,

Great Essays on Games

I really enjoy these essay style episodes by Michael. I previously played Bury me, my Love after hearing his thoughts on the game. Now I want to get Coffee Talk.

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