GWJ Conference Call Episode 347

Conference Call

Skyward Collapse, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, SimCity 5 Check-In, The Resurgence of Mid-Price Games, Your Emails and More!

This week Shawn, Elysium and Julian talk about mid-tier games on the eve of the E3 AAA onslaught.

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Chairman_Mao's Timestamps
00.01.33 Skyward Collapse
00.08.35 Sim City 5 Check-in: Amusement Park--$10??
00.12.51 Kerbal Space Program
00.14.28 Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
00.17.46 Kentucky Route Zero: Act 2
00.20.25 D&D
00.22.38 This week's topic: Mid-tier games!
00.42.04 Your emails

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outtro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

None - Workbench Music - http://workbench-music.com - 22:09

Alpha - Workbench Music - http://workbench-music.com - 41:38

Comments

What was that four-player game that was mentioned briefly? I thought it was "The Yog" but I can't find it.

BeriAlpha wrote:

What was that four-player game that was mentioned briefly? I thought it was "The Yog" but I can't find it.

http://www.theyawhg.com/

The Yawhg.

Certis wrote:
BeriAlpha wrote:

What was that four-player game that was mentioned briefly? I thought it was "The Yog" but I can't find it.

http://www.theyawhg.com/

One of those names that they obviously didn't think about literal word-of-mouth for. (But I totally dig Em Carroll's art style.)

I love how every time my questions end up being read on the show I'm behind on listening to it. It's quite interesting to see such a positive vibe here in the thread and even on the show about cosplay but I think you guys hit the nail on the head when you say that in the past three to four years it's become quite impressive. Growing up there was quite a prevalent dislike for it in my local region because it was seen as childish and weird for adults to dress up as characters. So it's quite interesting to see that the dislike might just have been a psychological paradigm based upon a specific region in the world, and isn't an actual wide spread phenomena.

Oh and lovely discussion about mid tier gaming, was disappointed Stonehearth wasn't mentioned, but there is definitely a validity to what was said about the gold rush on what would have been called indie games. There have been so many of their mid tier games lately that it is almost hard to choose which game to give your 20 dollars when choosing between three or four of them.