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This week on The Short Game, we discuss the weird and thought provoking indie point-and-click “document thriller” Papers, Please. It’s possibly the most unique game we’ve talked about on the show so far. Is it fun? Maybe, sometimes. Is it worth playing? Absolutely.
- Humble Indie Bundle 12 – If you act quickly (within about 6 days as of this writing) you can grab Papers, Please along with former episode topics Luftrausers and Gone Home in Humble Indie Bundle 12! There are several real gems in this bundle, do not miss it.
- Steam for Mac, Windows, and Linux – $9.99
- Direct from Developer – $9.99
- Coming soon to PS4 & Vita
Links for this episode:
- D&D Official Homepage | Dungeons & Dragons
- Sega Genesis games on eBay
- Rocket Knight Adventures – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- OpenEmu – Multiple Video Game System for Mac OS X
- Crypt of the NecroDancer
- The Nightmare Cooperative
- Octodad – Loving Father. Caring Husband. Secret Octopus.
- Our Octodad Episode: The Short Game
- Review Of GTA V* | Leigh Alexander
- “Instead of only playing as one gross man who commits crimes and swears a lot, you get to play as three different ones. My press kit says this is a narrative innovation. You can’t be a woman. I could be lazy and say this is because women do not commit crimes or swear and nor should they want to, but instead I’m going to come right out and say it’s misogynistic. What, you want to leave me death threats? Go for it! Games are about feeling powerful, and about you getting your way!”
- GTA: This Is Why We Video Gaming (Song A Day #1718)
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