In which we are so excited by Game Journalist Christmas that we forget to say who we are. Also: Tom F, Graham and Marsh answer the latest Call of Duty with varying levels of enthusiasm while Chris gets frothy about the first hours of Dragon Age 3.
Apotheon, Donut County, International Jetpack Conference and An Appointment With FEAR are among the IGF entries discussed, as well as the excellent non-IGF puzzle game Mirror Isles. Also! Architecture in games, places from which you don’t want to buy milk, poetry about beheading orcs, the hazards of playing Dota while seated on an exercise ball and why Michael Bay’s films are like a pork pie and/or a Star Baby.
Symbolically detonated Papist show notes:
- Donut County is a nice game about devouring raccoons.
- International Jetpack Conference is a very funny game about magic bassoons.
- Wolfire Games developed Lugaru and Overgrowth, games featuring amazingly animated rabbit-men.
- Greek pottery inspired Metroidvania platformer Apotheon.
- Superhero sleuthing choose-your-own-adventure, An Appointment With FEAR.
- Mirror Isles is a great free puzzle game by Alan Hazelden, who also made Sokobond and is currently making A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build.
- Monstrous, marketing-as-product not-game, Call of Duty: Awful Frogger.
- Tom’s video of the above.
- Graham’s review of the same.
- Every Frame A Painting is a superb series about cinematography. Here it examines Michael Bay’s, uh, talent.
- Dragon Age: Inquisition – will new players survive the lore splurge?
- Important information about neanderthals. Now available as a ring-tone!
- Chris Livingstone’s delicious DayZ Dairy. Mmm!
- Our ongoing Dark Souls 2 playthrough.
- Level With Me – a series of articles by Robert Yang about level design.
- And, with fortuitous timing, Pip Warr continues the architecture talk in this interview with Ubisoft’s Dan Cox.
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