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Dec 17, 2020

In this episode, Tim and Joel conclude their list of most impactful games played in 2020. Again, these aren't all games made this year, but they are all games that impacted us deeply over the course of the last twelve months.

Awards List, Part 2:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution got “best immersive sim” from Joel.
  • Objects...

Dec 17, 2020

In this episode, Joel and Tim talk about the games that left the biggest impact on them over the course of 2020 (even though many of these games were made in earlier years). The list is continued in part 2.

Award List, Part 1:

  • Technomancer gets "best combat system" and "best bang-for-the-buck game world experience"...

Dec 10, 2020

In this episode, Tim and Joel discuss how UI that limits the information and actions of the player can be dramatically useful, as seen in the tense radio interactions of Radio Commander, the manual navigation system in Miasmata, and the text-message-like interface of Lifeline. We also talk about how, beyond...

Dec 3, 2020

In this episode, we talk about UI's ability to embody the player into the character they are playing. We talk about what that means for classic adventure games, action games, and immersive sims, and talk a bit about the potential for both embodiment in VR, and in the real world.

Games discussed:

  • Technomancer
  • Hunt:...

Nov 19, 2020

In this episode, Tim and Joel begin a conversation on UI in games. We talk about the purpose of UI generally, in games specifically, and start breaking down the ways UI can make or break a player's immersion in a character. Games discussed: Dead Space, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, Miasmata, Farcry 2, Observer, Aragami, Fable...