The Story Geeks with Jay Sherer

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:
  • 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.

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