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Indie and Retro

Dec 7, 2020

Indie games I mention:


Amazing Cultivation Simulator 

I am Dead 

And, yes I did research to see that the Cowboy Bebop fight scene was animated by the same dude. 

Now a word from Nick:

Prince of Persia was made pretty much by one man: movie loving Yale graduate Jordan Mechner. He wasn’t great at animation, so...

Sep 15, 2020

Howard Scott Warshaw’s Atari 2600 game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is known by many as the worst video game of all time. Was it, though? Or is the truth a little more nuanced? Learn the history behind one of the most infamous games ever created, “a game that Steven Spielberg liked,” according to a quote...

Aug 1, 2020

Harmonix didn’t invent the music game, but they did perfect it, so no man could challenge them in the art of rhythm! Games where you just push the buttons on the screen at the right time got very popular, very quickly, and seemed to die just as fast. Rock Band was the peak of this trend, featuring hundreds of dollars...

May 19, 2020

SimCity is not a game I've played, but it is a game that helped inspire the stuff I love now! Here's links to all the indie games I mention:



Game Dev Tycoon 

And a word from Nick:

 SimCity is what happens when one guy (Will Wright) is really interested in a very specific, very gamifiable subject...

Mar 19, 2020

We delve into the mystery of monkey island! Well, actually, that's Ron Gilbert's secret to keep.