031: The LPGWV Collective

Listen now (34 min) | After having an allergic reaction to the sci-fi feline, our heroes return to space and are immediately confronted by a gamer collective armada! Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 2:11 Dragula
  • 4:42 PopCon
  • 7:22 LPGWV
  • 17:21 Motown Tilt
  • 17:47 Mortal Kombat
  • 19:16 Pac-Man
  • 20:51 PewDiePie
  • 21:19 Pokemon Go
  • 23:14 Okami
  • 24:41 Evil Within
  • 27:07 Sailor Moon R
  • 28:48 Pittsburgh Dad

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030: Is Stray GOTY?

Listen now (33 min) | Surviving the asteroid field, our heroes pass a nearby planet, and run into a friendly sci-fi feline and his robot companion. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 0:53 Stray
  • 5:44 Death Stranding
  • 17:53 Elden Ring
  • 24:24 Horizon Forbidden West
  • 25:41 Splatoons 3
  • 27:09 Tunic
  • 27:36 Evil Dead
  • 27:47 Ghostwire Tokyo
  • 28:06 Bioshock
  • 29:02 Moonlighter
  • 29:15 Cult of the Lamb

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029: Game Mechanics We Love

Listen now (34 min) | After communing with the game designer, our heroes blast through a dense asteroid field made up of simulator, voice chat, collaboration, totaling, karma, and other game mechanic rocks. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:33 Stray
  • 2:21 Goat Simulator
  • 2:35 Maneater
  • 4:20 Fly Simulator
  • 7:34 Hell Let Lose
  • 9:40 Battlefield 4
  • 10:39 Friday the 13th
  • 13:14 Dead by Daylight
  • 15:48 Spy Vs. Spy
  • 16:28 Oregon Trail Card Game
  • 16:47 Munchkin
  • 17:33 ROBOT RISE!
  • 19:34 Vampire the Masquerade
  • 24:35 Ticket To Ride
  • 25:57 Settlers of Catan
  • 27:32 Lords of Waterdeep
  • 28:05 Call of Cthulu
  • 30:21 Marvel Superheroes RPG

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028: Designing Games with Breeze Grigas

Listen now (37 min) | After leaving summer camp, our heroes have a chance encounter with a game designer of some renown. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:53 AEGIS Combining Robots
  • 12:15 Magic the Gathering
  • 12:42 Warhammer 40K
  • 20:02 Gloomhaven
  • 23:15 Protospiel

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027: The Quarry

Listen now (36 min) | After exploring heroic tropes and struggles, our adventurers receive an urgent distress signal. Tracing the origins of the signal, our heroes travel to a strange and unknown mining planet, where the source of the signal is coming from a summer camp. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:33 The Quarry
  • 9:23 House of Ashes
  • 10:32 Until Dawn
  • 27:34 The Devil in Me
  • 31:23 Detroit: Become Human
  • 32:22 Little Hope
  • 33:56 Pick-a-Path Book Series

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026: Everybody Loves a Hero

Listen now (32 min) | Bidding the space adventurers a good journey, our heroes explore what it is about last stands and struggles against oppressive forces that makes a great hero. Patreon!

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025: Lonely Hero Games

Listen now (32 min) | Narrowly escaping the asteroid field, our heroes are joined by space adventurers Christopher Kincaid and Jared Kaplan of Lonely Hero Games. The four explore designing games and starting a game design studio. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 17:44 Codenames
  • 17:48 5 Minute Mystery
  • 18:21 Bank Heist
  • 18:45 Hungry for Humans

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024: The Geocache Killer

Listen now (34 min) | After leaving PAX East on planet royale, our heroes must carefully navigate an asteroid field made up of geocaching, augmented reality, and location-based games. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 02:18 Sea of Thieves
  • 02:49 Letterboxing
  • 11:36 Ready Player One
  • 13:30 Rabbids
  • 16:29 Pokemon Go
  • 18:09 Ingress Prime
  • 19:32 Harry Potter Wizards Unite
  • 20:48 World of Warcraft
  • 24:06 Pikmin Bloom
  • 27:29 Minecraft
  • 31:13 Horizon Forbidden West

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023: Indie Games at PAX East

Listen now (37 min) | In a tiny realm on the planet royale our heroes discover a town called Boston, knee-deep in a festival of games called PAX East. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 05:09 Aron’s Gift
  • 09:50 Dead Cells
  • 16:31 Rescue Pets
  • 20:59 Aegis
  • 22:55 Pocket Paragons
  • 26:08 Dragoon
  • 26:25 Life Siphon
  • 29:02 Reap
  • 30:49 Drinking Quest Six Pack
  • 35:21 Stream Queens

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022: Bloodhunt Battle Royale

Listen now (32min) | After exiting the Roguelike-Like star system, our heroes stop by a neighboring planet to study the native battle royale games like PUBG, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Fall Guys, and Tetris 99. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 00:43 Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt
  • 02:33 Fortnight
  • 05:18 Vampire the Masquerade
  • 07:20 PUBG
  • 10:43 Apex Legends
  • 11:52 Battlefield V
  • 14:03 Call of Duty
  • 14:12 Fall Guys
  • 19:32 Dead By Daylight
  • 20:56 Tetris 99
  • 25:34 Predator Hunting Grounds
  • 31:23 Hell Let Loose

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