290 episodes

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

Literate Gamer Octopus Park

    • Leisure
    • 4.4 • 76 Ratings

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

    Short: Inscryption

    Short: Inscryption

    Jonathan describes the wonders of the new Rogelike deckbuilder "Inscryption". It's wonderfully atmospheric, and a remarkable blend of mechanics and narrative.

    • 6 min
    Hiatus and Elden Ring final thoughts

    Hiatus and Elden Ring final thoughts

    Jonathan expounds on the state of the podcast, Sundered: Eldritch Edition comes to the Nintendo Switch, and Elden Ring final thoughts.

    • 17 min
    Diablo Immortal and Dopamine Machines

    Diablo Immortal and Dopamine Machines

    Jonathan and Nick discuss Diablo Immortal, and dopamine machines generally, if they can be good, and the future of the industry.

    • 54 min
    Short: DorfRomantik

    Short: DorfRomantik

    Jonathan recounts the delightful and relaxing tile countryside builder 'DorfRomantik', on Steam now.

    • 10 min
    V Rising

    V Rising

    Jonathan and Nick discuss the pitch perfect vampire action/base-crafting game 'V Rising'. The name may be ridiculous, but the game is fun and flawlessly themed, aimed squarely at those seeking to wet their fangs playing a classic vampire.

    • 43 min
    Boyfriend Dungeon

    Boyfriend Dungeon

    Jonathan gushes about the inclusive and delightful dating-action romp, Boyfriend Dungeon.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Dr. Nim ,

A Good Listen!

I tend to listen to this podcast while working out. I don't always agree with their opinions, but what fun would that be? They have great guests!

As for the title "Literate Gamer"? I'm not sure that gives the best set of expectations. It is not stuffy or pedantic by any means. Sometimes it's more like "Gamer Ate Litter" because they do tend to talk some trash...

treeturtle ,

Funny insightful conversations.

I found the podcast by looking for a good discussion on Elite: Dangerous. I was thrilled by the podcast as most game podcasts I find tend to feel like the audio equivalent of outrage video game YouTube channels. I think there is a sense of joy and maturity to their content that is hard to find. The show is insightful, the hosts have good chemistry, and they provide meaningful analysis of the games within their genre and the greater landscape. I’ve really enjoyed the episodes I’ve listened to so far, keep it up!

JackRabbitOne ,

Great Pod

Keep up the good work gents!

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