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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021:  Roguelike and Roguelike Hybrid Games

Listen now (38min) | Our heroes successfully escape the asteroid field but find themselves on the precipice of a new challenge… the Roguelike-Like star system! Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 02:32 Rogue
  • 04:57 King’s Quest
  • 10:50 Hades
  • 12:07 Binding of Isaac
  • 14:04 Faster Than Light
  • 19:36 Crypt of the Necrodancer
  • 19:48 Tomb of Horrors
  • 20:19 BIT.TRIP RUNNER
  • 22:41 Cadence of Hyrule
  • 24:29 Cuphead
  • 27:53 Mass Effect
  • 29:29 Moonlighter

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020: Sexy Blood for Pin Daddy

Listen now (34min) | As our heroes navigate through an asteroid field of single-player RPGs they discuss Thousand Year Old Vampire, Unknown, and player difficulty settings. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 5:22 One Thousand Year Old Vampire
  • 13:52 MAGfest
  • 14:46 Sailor Moon
  • 15:27 Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • 16:13 Unkown
  • 17:38 Pandemic
  • 19:55 Forbidden Desert
  • 23:02 Casting Shadows
  • 24:45 Elden Ring
  • 27:38 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • 28:36 Hades

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019: Hydra Head, Supporters, Knees & Toes

Listen now (29 min) | Our heroes discuss players going off the rails, what tools people use to run games, community support for games, and an app to deal with the stress of working in UX and technology. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:35 Dungeones & Dragons
  • 11:09 Roll 20
  • 13:08 Owl Bear
  • 15:27 Tabletop Audio
  • 20:12 Jocks Machina
  • 20:48 Dungeons & Daddies
  • 20:53 Queens of Adventure
  • 21:46 Thingiverse
  • 23:04 We Croak

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018: Year of 3s

Listen now (47 min) | After many months in cryogenic sleep, our heroes emerge from their pods and record the first captain’s log of this adventure. So much of the world passed them by: GOTY Awards, Microsoft acquiring Activision, and Nintendo’s 2022 announcements. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:32 It Takes Two
  • 10:50 Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • 12:37 Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
  • 13:29 Hell Let Loose
  • 17:21 Fury of Dracula
  • 19:29 Rock, Paper, Wizard
  • 19:46 Cuphead
  • 31:44 Splatoons 3
  • 32:10 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • 32:37 Bayonetta 3
  • 35:31 Starfield
  • 35:59 Elden Ring
  • 36:15 The Devil In Me
  • 36:59 Martha Is Dead
  • 39:30 Hades

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000 v.2.1: Season 2 Trailer

Listen now (8 min) | As our heroes get ready to blast into space, they discuss the changes that are happening with their communiqué over the next year. Read the transcript.

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000 v.2: Season 2 Intro

Listen now (37 sec) | Our fantastic and new season two intro for Design Thinking Games, a Gaming and User Experience podcast. Read the transcript.

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017: N7 – The Holy Day of Mass Effect

Listen now (43 min) | Upon entering the castle our heroes are instantly transported to a universe of advanced technologies, odd alien species, and sentient artificial beings. Could this be home to the most usable game? Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 0:50 Mass Effect
  • 7:54 Until Dawn
  • 10:27 Call of Cthulhu
  • 13:20 Final Fantasy
  • 16:50 Starfinder
  • 20:42 The Witcher
  • 31:40 Mass Effect 4
  • 33:27 Pokemon
  • 34:19 Mass Effect 5e
  • 36:23 Legend of Zelda

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016: Interactive Fiction and Storytelling

Listen now (32 min) | After bidding farewell to the village, our heroes spot a castle in the distance. In order to get the caste, our heroes must survive a series of narrative choices, leading them to the castle gates. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:09 House of Ashes
  • 2:00 Until Dawn
  • 5:26 Man of Medan
  • 8:31 Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
  • 15:49 Resident Evil
  • 20:47 Little Hope

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