434 episodes

There are a lot of great games out there. Want to play a lot of them?

On The Short Game, we celebrate great game storytelling and craft, in games that you can play in an afternoon or three. From brief but brilliant indie games to thrilling but manageable triple-A games, these are great games that respect your time.

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    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 104 Ratings

There are a lot of great games out there. Want to play a lot of them?

On The Short Game, we celebrate great game storytelling and craft, in games that you can play in an afternoon or three. From brief but brilliant indie games to thrilling but manageable triple-A games, these are great games that respect your time.

    408: Animal Well

    408: Animal Well

    I’ve finally pushed my co-hosts down the Animal Well. This uneasy, mysterious, combat free take on the Metroidvania genre asks you to live in a hole and be terrified of kangaroos. It is both shorter,...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    407: Duck Detective: The Secret Salami

    407: Duck Detective: The Secret Salami

    Sure, this game about a duck detective solving an office lunch theft is cute, but did you know it’s also an introduction to Cold-war era Berlin for children? Duck Detective is a deducktion/adventure game that...

    • 45 min
    406: Children of the Sun

    406: Children of the Sun

    A single bullet to kill a whole bunch of cultists. Children of the Sun is a puzzle sniping game, where THE GIRL is out to kill THE LEADER of THE CULT. Telekinetically redirect your single bullet...

    • 1 hr
    405: INDIKA

    405: INDIKA

    Indika is a young nun in 19th century Russia, suffering from a crisis of faith, delusions, and puzzles. It’s one of the most cinematically interesting games we’ve played in a long time, and ended up...

    • 1 hr 50 min
    404: El Paso, Elsewhere

    404: El Paso, Elsewhere

    Your ex-girlfriend, queen of the vampires, has holed up in an El Paso motel to perform a ritual that will bring about the end of the world. As John Savage, veteran monster hunter and bullet-time...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    403: Gaming Slumps

    403: Gaming Slumps

    Slumps. Ruts. Dulldrums. Whatever you want to call them, most of us have likely experienced times when you couldn’t play or enjoy games in the way you might want for one reason or another. In...

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

realnerdsdontkill ,

The best games podcast around

The Short Game is the only game review media I consistently follow. Their genuine love of games as media and art and their consistent promotion of small indie games make them unique. The games world is full of the same boring articles and talks on the same boring big budget games. The short game is the total opposite. They’re not weighed down by corporate overlords or obsessed with content likes, they just love short games and talking about them. We are lucky to have this podcast.

Milobib ,

Great Podcast!

Recently, I’ve been listening to this podcast a ton! Everyone is really nice and funny.

This isn’t an in-depth review, but I think you should find one episode that interests you and listen to it do decide if it’s a good fit for you.

Anony Mist ,

Heres a short game

Please do Hello neighbor,it's AWSOME!

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