GWJ Conference Call Episode 512

Headlander, Battlezone 98 Redux, Quadrilateral Cowboy, Your Twitter Questions, Your Emails and More!
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of base-building games, so when Ken Seto, cofounder and CEO of Massive Damage Games, offered to give me a demo of Halcyon 6 at Pax East, I jumped right on it. I also jumped at the opportunity to grab his business card so I could ask him some questions about life, the universe and everything.

The Unmarked - Summer Hiatus

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August 1 – August 7

Extreme Forklifting 2 looks like the kind of goofy fun that I like in my sims. The game is, essentially, a puzzle platformer where you drive a forklift to deliver pallets of goods to various locations within a warehouse. The only thing that gives me pause it that the ad copy strikes me as a little too self-aware for its own good.
Oh, hell, I can’t resist: I was going to say “When life gives you explosions, make Explosionade!” Then I looked at some promotional material for the game, and saw that the PR department beat me to it. Whatever, it’s still a good joke. For certain values of “good,” that is.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 511

Kentucky Route Zero Act 4, Rimworld, Stranger Things, WoW, Perfecting Game Length, Your Emails and More!
I'm not usually much of an early adopter, by gamer standards. I've purchased only one game within a week of launch this year – and that was partly because Stellaris launched at $40 and was on sale. But Pokémon GO was easy.

Inside Spoiler Section

Playdead's Inside Spoiler Section With Shawn, Julian and Allen!

July 25 – July 31

Somebody must have been reading last week, because now there are almost too many interesting things for me to choose from. After much painful editing involving my keyboard and a pair of hot pliers, I’ve picked two to share with you. Quadrilateral Cowboy puts you in the role of a mercenary computer hacker from the early 1990s.
How does a game make you care about the fate of a blank Puddle of physics-based liquid with no dialog and no anthropomorphization? Damned it I know, but Puddle pulled it off.