11 episodes

A long form podcast that analyzes the intersection between gameplay and narrative. Hosts Blake Guthrie and Preston Johnson aim to answer a simple question. How do game mechanics tell stories?

The Ludonarrative Podcast Epilogue Gaming

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    • 3.9 • 7 Ratings

A long form podcast that analyzes the intersection between gameplay and narrative. Hosts Blake Guthrie and Preston Johnson aim to answer a simple question. How do game mechanics tell stories?

    Super Mario Odyssey

    Super Mario Odyssey

    In this month's episode of LudonarrativeFM, Preston and Blake journey through the many joyful kingdoms in Super Mario Odyssey (2017). This bouncy and boisterous 3D platformer boasts a bunch of boundless fun and movement tech. We begin by critiquing and pulling this game apart for being over-hyped and simplistic, but end by celebrating the abundance of creativity and polish in this Mario installment. This episode asks: in what ways does Mario Odyssey fit into discussions of ludonarrative?

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Undertale

    Undertale

    In this month's episode of LudonarrativeFM, Preston and Blake laugh and wonder at Toby Fox's unforgettably idiosyncratic game, Undertale (2015). This narratively complex and multifaceted game ensnares the player in a multitude of unique situations that only video games could provide. Your expectations will be undermined, played with, tricked, and reinvented. Undertale proves that characters are perhaps the most powerful vehicle towards meaningful plot and consequence.

    Buy Undertale: https://undertale.com/

    Support LudonarrativeFM: Patreon.com/EpilogueGaming

    For more discussions like these: EpilogueGaming.com

    Chat with us on Twitter: @LudonarrativeFM

    Chat with us on Twitch: Twitch.tv/LudoFM

    Join the Epilogue Discord: discord.gg/yzD2kMT

    • 2 hr 8 min
    Gris

    Gris

    In this month's episode of LudonarrativeFM, Preston and Blake explore the uniquely artistic and emotional Gris (2018). This melodic platformer envelops you in a swirling watercolor world of hand-animated beauty, illustrating the journey of a young woman through emotional grief and depression. We argue that Gris will be enshrined as an affirming response to the question of whether videogames are art.

    Buy Gris: https://store.steampowered.com/app/683320/GRIS/

    Support LudonarrativeFM: Patreon.com/EpilogueGaming

    For more discussions like these: EpilogueGaming.com

    Chat with us on Twitter: @LudonarrativeFM

    Chat with us on Twitch: Twitch.tv/LudoFM

    Join the Epilogue Discord: discord.gg/yzD2kMT

    • 1 hr 39 min
    The Walking Dead

    The Walking Dead

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Pony Island

    Pony Island

    • 1 hr
    Dark Souls

    Dark Souls

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Alfonso Hair ,

These guys deep dive into games!

These two take their time getting into games. I mean, sure they can get into the weeds, but even in those weeds they are entertaining. I’ve gone through all of their episodes and waiting for more. It’s been a while, so hoping they come back. Favorite so far was the Dark Souls one.

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