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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.

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.

    33: Pyre

    33: Pyre

    This week's game is the third polished gem in the Supergiant Games roster. After escaping from Hades last episode, this time I traverse the Downside in the high-fantasy visual novel–RPG–sports game Pyre. It's an inventive and aesthetically stunning one-off game that's  like nothing else I've played. (There's a spoiler break half way through, so you can hear about it safely if you wanna play it yourself, or hear some late-game thoughts if you've played it already.)

    You can come say hi and follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch via http://linktr.ee/gaminginthewild. You can also support the show on Patreon to get exclusive episodes, sale recommendations, and an invite to the show’s Discord community via http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild.

    As always, thanks for listening!

    • 42 min
    32: Hades

    32: Hades

    This week’s show is about Hades, an all-action roguelike dungeon crawler set in the Greek underworld. It’s not my usual genre, but it's by the acclaimed Supergiant studio who made Transistor, Pyre and Bastion, which bodes well for any game. It took a bit of a journey to understand the mechanics, but it's a supremely entertaining game that earned my admiration by the end. It’s out now for Nintendo Switch, Windows and Mac.

    You can come say hi and follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch via http://linktr.ee/gaminginthewild, and support the show on Patreon to get exclusive episodes, sale recommendations, and an invite to our Discord community: http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild.

    And as always, thanks for listening!

    • 30 min
    31: The Pathless

    31: The Pathless

    This week I played an extraordinary new action-adventure game called The Pathless by Giant Squid, the studio behind ABZU. With fluid gameplay, brilliant music and a fascinating game world, fans of Journey, Breath of the Wild, Shadow of the Colossus and Hyper Light Drifter will find something to love here. The game also touches interestingly on some contemporary themes, which are explored after the spoiler break.
    There’s a 2xVinyl version of the fantastic soundtrack by Austin Wintory available via I Am 8 Bit, along with a physical edition of the game. It’s also  available digitally for Playstation 4 & 5, Apple Arcade and PC. 
    You can also support the show on Patreon to get patron-exclusive episodes, game recommendations, and an invite to the show’s Discord community via http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild. Also, you can share your thoughts on the game and follow the show via Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch via http://linktr.ee/gaminginthewild.

    • 32 min
    30: Dear Esther

    30: Dear Esther

    This week's episode takes us to a far-flung Hebridean island to kick through the seaweed and hike over the hills of melancholic 'walking simulator' Dear Esther. Fans of more recent games like Gone Home and What Became of Edith Finch? will find something to enjoy here. Having finally finished one story strand of the mammoth Spartan saga Assassin's Creed Odyssey, it’s also time to revisit that game and dare to ask: can open world games be too big? 
    You can follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch via http://linktr.ee/gaminginthewild. You can also support the show on Patreon to get exclusive episodes, sale recommendations and an invite to the show’s Discord community via http://patreon.com/gaminginthewild.
    And as always, thanks for listening!

    • 32 min
    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!

    • 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!

    • 40 min

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