GWJ Conference Call Episode 653

Baba is You, Celeste, Islanders, Operencia: The Stolen Sun, Table Top RPGs We’d Love to See Digital, Your Emails and More!

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This week Amanda, Julian and Sean talk about table top systems they’d love to see in video games!

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00:01:00 Baba is You
00:04:03 Celeste
00:07:53 Islanders
00:12:26 Operencia: The Stolen Sun
00:19:44 Tropico 6
00:23:01 Knights of the Card Table
00:25:35 Deck of Ashes
00:31:39 Rocksmith
00:34:45 Table Top RPGs We’d Love to See Digital
00:51:29 Your Emails

Here's my pitch for a tabletop to digital transition: Monster Hearts, as a Sims 3-esque game, generating procedurally assembled mini-stories through the town, kinda like Black Closet did with its cases.

(I say this with my only exposure to the game being the One Shot Rpg episode on it: http://oneshotpodcast.com/one-shot/8... )

I’d like to see a Dread video game equivalent where you resolve abstract challenges with the kind of deliberately awkward controls like in Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy.

A Star Wars RPG, but it's the Darths & Droids version.

Edit: Speaking of numerically significant episodes of the podcast, is Episode 666 going to be nothing but DOOM and Diablo talk?

Rat Boy wrote:

A Star Wars RPG, but it's the Darths & Droids version.

Edit: Speaking of numerically significant episodes of the podcast, is Episode 666 going to be nothing but DOOM and Diablo talk?

Ooh, compelling... In the style of those special time capsule/retcon 90s shows: A Conference Call set in hell!

Spoiler: Warning

Trump is president there too.

A long time ago I worked for Doug Tennaple. He is charming and charismatic. He’s incredibly creative. He can seemingly effortlessly create amazing stories and art. His talent is truly impressive.

I’m not sure if his views have changed in the many years that have passed since my short time at The Neverhood (the name of Doug’s old game dev studio), but he was a rank and file far right winger. He liked to bicker about hot button political and social issues.

Working at The Neverhood was a huge privilege, and I loved every minute of it. Except for the political discourse. Kinda’... bittersweet.

One of the best western video games I have ever played was Call of Juarez. The second was pretty good too but stay away from the other sequels. They aren't amazing but were a lot of fun.

Don't stay away from Call of Juarez: Gunslinger! It's a terrific little shooter, that pulls some really cool tricks with its narrative.