Evoking the Sublime is a monthly podcast hosted by Shea, a member of Sword Chomp. The aim is to provide an auditory account of the history and creation of one video game per episode with a mixture of a recanting of history paired with interviews.
Episode 9 - Father's Day Sega Genesis Special
Welcome to the third and final episode of season 2 of Evoking the Sublime.
I wanted to do something a little special on this episode. Oftentimes, I talk with people about the Sega Genesis, but it’s rare that I find people that hold the same reverence for the system as I have. So I decided to bring on the only person that I know that shares that same love for the Genesis as me: my father.
We sat down to reminisce on the games we have loved for years and had such a wonderful time. Please enjoy.
I love you, Dad.
Episode 8 - Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The second episode of season 2 is here! God, it feels so good to say that.In this episode, I broke down the creation and development of one of the best games of this year: Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
I was joined by Jeremy Gritton, art director and story lead, and Chris McEntee, lead designer, at Moon Studios to delve into detail about this amazing game.Jeremy does not have social media at this time, but if you’d like to check out Chris and his work, please follow him on Twitter.
Episode 7 - Streets of Rage 4
I am so happy to announce that Evoking the Sublime has returned! Yes, season 2 has started and it feels so good.
In this first episode of 3, I sat down to talk about the history and creation of a video game 20+ years in the making: Streets of Rage 4.
I was joined by Ben Fiquet, art and creative director over at Lizardcube Games.
If you are interested in Ben and any of his work, please check out his Twitter or his website!
Episode 6 - Telltale's The Walking Dead series
Episode 6 of Evoking the Sublime is here! The topic of this episode is centered around The Walking Dead series created by Telltale Games. Four main seasons, one extra episode, and a side season, there was plenty of material to cover. A series that started out as revitalizing the text-based genre of video gaming, it has ended in a far different destination. Take the journey as we delve into the finer details of each season of The Walking Dead.
Episode 5 - Bastion
Welcome to episode 5 of Evoking the Sublime! The topic of this episode is the excellent Bastion, Supergiant’s first game. Action and adventure awaits the player as they enter a world ravaged by the Calamity. They control the Kid and attempt to figure out how to pick up the pieces of the disrupted world. The episode is also graced with Greg Kasavin, writer for Supergiant Games. Come enter the world of Bastion.
If you are interested in purchasing Bastion, you can find it on the PS4 Store, Xbox Marketplace, Nintendo Game Store, Steam, and GOG.
Episode 4 - Torchlight
Episode 4 is here! On this episode of Evoking the Sublime, we discuss the creation and history of the Diablo-inspired action loot game Torchlight. Beautiful and light-hearted yet gritty and brutal, Torchlight was a game that attempted to take the action loot game and make it less dismal looking. Enjoy the newest episode, and don’t forget to share the love with a friend!