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Journey - Why It’s the Most Award-Winning Indie Video Game

Journey - Why It’s the Most Award-Winning Indie Video Game

July 27, 2020

Journey. An award-winning indie video game with deep spiritual underpinnings.

Casual gamer Justin Weaver and serious gamer Ryan Swindoll dig deeper into Journey!
 
On today's show:
  • In our second episode discussing a specific indie video game, we take a closer look at Journey by thatgamecompany.
  • This game is less than two hours long and rewards replay.
  • This is a BAFTA award winning game, and holds the Guinness World Record for “most mainstream game awards won by an indie video game.”
  • Austin Wintory’s gorgeous soundtrack for this game was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. The first game soundtrack to be considered for this award.
  • Is this the perfect game to play during this time of social distancing?
  • What does this game have to say about trauma, obstacles and struggles?
  • What is this game an analogy for?
  • Is this a picture of reincarnation?
  • Is this a metaphor for a "spiritual journey"?
  • How is it possible to have an entire game with no written or audible language?
  • Ryan and Justin talked for over two hours about this game, so there is a planned second podcast from all the topics we had to cut that will be exclusive to Patreon supporters coming in the future.
  • To watch the #ourjourney video we highlight in the podcast click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5px3qZQYoD4
  • Let us know what you think.  Do you agree with our conclusions?  Did we miss something?  We look forward to continuing on this journey with you.

Up next on our indie video game series: Inside by Playdead!

 

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Untitled Goose Game! - A silly, hilarious indie video game with heart and based on… schadenfreude?

Untitled Goose Game! - A silly, hilarious indie video game with heart and based on… schadenfreude?

July 13, 2020

Untitled Goose Game! The first video game in our Indie Video Game Series! And it's a ridiculous one!

Casual gamer, Justin Weaver, and serious gamer, Ryan Swindoll, are joined by Nataly Guzman to discuss Untitled Goose Game!
 
On today's show:
  • Short interviews with the youngest Story Geeks ever on the show!
  • What about this game is so funny?
  • What do multiple generations of players think about this game?
  • Is this game a perfect example of “schadenfreude”? (What is “schadenfreude?!?!")
  • What was the funniest part of Untitled Goose Game to you?
  • Is the goose simply a menace displaying no empathy, or does the goose have something to teach this town, and its inhabitants, through the mischief?
  • Feel free to continue interacting with us about Untitled Goose Game, and be sure to jump into the conversation on our next game, Journey!
  • Thanks to Lynn, Jimmy, Debra and Jordan for interacting with us. Jump into the conversation and you may hear your name and question or comment on the next episode.
  • Honk!

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