35 episodes

No Small Games is an indie game recap and review podcast brought to you by hosts Kate and Emily! They became friends while streaming on Twitch and bonded over their love of indie video games. In each episode of No Small Games, the two will discuss an indie game they both played independently. They’ll compare their experiences: the good, the bad, their most memorable moments of their playthroughs.

Have a game you’d like to hear discussed on No Small Games? Check out nosmallgames.com and submit your suggestion!

No Small Games Kate & Emily

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

No Small Games is an indie game recap and review podcast brought to you by hosts Kate and Emily! They became friends while streaming on Twitch and bonded over their love of indie video games. In each episode of No Small Games, the two will discuss an indie game they both played independently. They’ll compare their experiences: the good, the bad, their most memorable moments of their playthroughs.

Have a game you’d like to hear discussed on No Small Games? Check out nosmallgames.com and submit your suggestion!

    Ep. 24 - Firewatch feat. ShinobiJules

    Ep. 24 - Firewatch feat. ShinobiJules

    Henry took a summer job in the wilderness to get away from his life, but he could never have guessed what he was getting himself into...Firewatch, developed by Campo Santo, is a first-person mystery game where you play a brand new fire lookout in the wilds of Wyoming. Our main character, Henry, has left behind the rubble of his old life to pursue the solitude of the forests. His only lifeline is his boss Delilah, who he can communicate with exclusively via walkie-talkie. While he searches for himself, Henry and Delilah uncover much more than they ever expected, hidden in Shoshone National Forest. In Episode 24 of No Small Games, special guest Jules (known online as ShinobiJules) joins Kate and Emily to review the game Firewatch. You'll hear their takes on (and gripes with) the two main characters, their thoughts on game mechanics, and experiences navigating the (in-game) wilderness. We hope you love this episode, we're so grateful to Jules for joining us!
    Timestamps00:00:00 - Intro00:15:00 - Weekly Boss Battles00:21:50 - Firewatch Discussion01:32:25 - Firewatch Spoilers01:51:09 - Game Ratings01:59:35 - One Small Thing02:04:45 - Next Episode's Game Announcement
    Keep in touch with us on social media:
    Kate's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/katerblossomEmily's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/aSpecificEggNo Small Games Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/NoSmallGames No Small Games Instagram ✦ https://www.instagram.com/nosmallgames 
    Want to learn more and weigh in on what games we should play in future episodes? Check us out and leave a game suggestion at nosmallgames.com

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Ep. 23 - En Garde!

    Ep. 23 - En Garde!

    There is no problem too great for the sword of Adalia de Volador... except maybe her annoying brother and witty crush!En Garde! is a swashbuckling action adventure game with a huge helping of flourish and panache. Players fight their way through the story as vigilante hero Adalia de Volador as she tries to foil the evil Count Duke's schemes. The combat is smooth, approachable and delightfully playful.In Episode 23, Kate and Emily are parrying, riposting, and dodging their way through this review of En Garde!, developed by Fireplace Games. You'll hear the two discuss their theories about the game's geographical setting, their favorite slapstick combat moves, and much more!
    Timestamps00:00:00 - Intro00:13:40 - Weekly Boss Battles00:20:20 - En Garde! Game Discussion01:12:00 - Game Ratings01:17:20 - Next Episode's Game Announcement01:20:40 - Kate & Emily's One Small Thing
    Keep in touch with us on social media:
    Kate's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/katerblossomEmily's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/aSpecificEggNo Small Games Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/NoSmallGames No Small Games Instagram ✦ https://www.instagram.com/nosmallgames 
    Want to learn more and weigh in on what games we should play in future episodes? Check us out and leave a game suggestion at nosmallgames.com

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep. 22 - Viewfinder

    Ep. 22 - Viewfinder

    What you see is literally what you get in Viewfinder, where players solve puzzles by bringing photographs to life.Viewfinder is a first-person puzzle adventure game that encourages the player to experiment and explore within its beautiful, surreal environments. You use photographs scattered throughout the world (or that you capture yourself) to manipulate the spaces and create brand new structures. While the game centers around the puzzles, players who want to seek out the story will discover a cast of characters with depth and passion, on a desperate mission.Join Kate and Emily for episode 22 of No Small Games, as they discuss Viewfinder, developed by Sad Owl Studios and published by Thunderful Publishing. The two compare their impressions of the puzzles and their strategies as they faced each challenge. They also share their differing experiences with the story and characters. We hope you think Episode 22 is picture perfect!
    Timestamps00:00:00 - Intro00:05:15 - Weekly Boss Battles00:12:40 - Viewfinder Game Discussion01:30:15 - Game Ratings01:33:30 - Kate & Emily's One Small Thing01:35:30 - Next Episode's Game Announcement
    Keep in touch with us on social media:
    Kate's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/katerblossomEmily's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/aSpecificEggNo Small Games Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/NoSmallGames No Small Games Instagram ✦ https://www.instagram.com/nosmallgames 
    Want to learn more and weigh in on what games we should play in future episodes? Check us out and leave a game suggestion at nosmallgames.com

    • 1 hr 36 min
    PAX East 2024 Recap

    PAX East 2024 Recap

    PAX East 2024 was huge for No Small Games and brought about many firsts for the podcast! Not only was it the team's first time at the expo, it was also Kate and Emily's first time meeting in person and first live event together. And we're bringing you along with us for our highlights from the show! This episode is packed with our impressions of the demos we played, clips of interviews we recorded on the show floor, and deep dives with developers talking about their games. 2024 brought us a huge showing of indie games at PAX East and while we didn't get to play them all, we are delighted and a bit overwhelmed by the number of amazing indie games and demos that we did get to try! We hope you love our PAX East 2024 recap episode.
    Timestamps00:00:00 - Intro00:00:30 - Overall Impressions of PAX East 202400:14:20 - Interview - Britt Dye, formerly Chief Accessibility Officer at Whitethorn Games00:26:28 - Interview - Hunter Bond, Co-Director of DreadXP00:39:25 - Interview - Eric Manahan, Developer of LUCID00:51:48 - Interview - Kyle Creamer, Developer of Littlelands01:16:00 - Interview - Lala, Social Media Manager of Toge Productions
    Keep in touch with us on social media:
    Kate's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/katerblossomEmily's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/aSpecificEggNo Small Games Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/NoSmallGames No Small Games Instagram ✦ https://www.instagram.com/nosmallgames 
    Want to learn more and weigh in on what games we should play in future episodes? Check us out and leave a game suggestion at nosmallgames.com

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Ep. 21 - American Arcadia

    Ep. 21 - American Arcadia

    Trevor Hills just discovered he's the least popular star of the most popular TV show in America... and now he hast to run for his life.American Arcadia follows two protagonists: the unassuming everyman Trevor Hills and the clever, strategic, and mysterious Angela Solano. After a sending a series of shocking and surreptitious messages to get Trevor's attention, Angela reveals a truth that will turn his life upside down: he is one of thousands of cast members of America's most popular reality TV show. And now he's in danger. Play as both Angela and Trevor as they tag-team in their daring plot to help Trevor escape from Arcadia.Join Kate and Emily for episode 21 of No Small Games (and the start of our second spring season), as they discuss American Arcadia by Out of the Blue Games. The two chat about their favorite puzzles from the game and their reactions to the many twists and turns of the plot. We hope you love this latest episode!
    Timestamps00:00:00 - Intro00:07:18 - Weekly Boss Battles00:15:51 - American Arcadia Game Discussion01:36:54 - American Arcadia Spoilers02:04:12 - Game Ratings02:09:55 - Next Episode's Game Announcement
    Keep in touch with us on social media:
    Kate's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/katerblossomEmily's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/aSpecificEggNo Small Games Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/NoSmallGames No Small Games Instagram ✦ https://www.instagram.com/nosmallgames 
    Want to learn more and weigh in on what games we should play in future episodes? Check us out and leave a game suggestion at nosmallgames.com

    • 2 hr 20 min
    Yearbook Vol. 1

    Yearbook Vol. 1

    Thank you to all of our listeners, guests, and supporters for making it a fantastic first year of No Small Games!In No Small Games' inaugural Yearbook Episode, we are recapping and reminiscing about the first full year of the show. Get a peek behind the curtains as Kate and Emily reflect on each season, their lessons learned and their successes, as they ventured into their first year of podcasting.In addition to recapping all of the games covered in the first four seasons of the show, Kate and Emily reveal their picks for their Top 5 games from the 2023-2024 year, and the fan favorite episodes voted on by YOU! Featuring superlatives and thank you's to No Small Games supporters, this episode is a tribute to all of you and all of these impactful indie games and game developers mentioned in the first year of the show!
    Keep in touch with us on social media:
    Kate's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/katerblossomEmily's Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/aSpecificEggNo Small Games Twitter ✦ https://twitter.com/NoSmallGames No Small Games Instagram ✦ https://www.instagram.com/nosmallgames 
    Want to learn more and weigh in on what games we should play in future episodes? Check us out and leave a game suggestion at nosmallgames.com

    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

cahaupt13 ,

Warmly Relatable

Just a handful of minutes into No Small Games, I found myself smiling and rooting for the hosts in games and in life. I look forward to hearing more from them!

Insidekrystamind ,

So fun!!!

Such an adorable pod with super relatable hosts. I feel like I’m with friends when listening 💗💗💗

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