In this Accidental Annapurna Special, Alex and Chris discuss the joy of driving big boats in FAR: Changing Tides, and the wanton nature of animal games, as reflected by the latest big animal game, Stray. You know, the cat game!

Also! News on Pip’s new game she’s doing called Flock, and Alex tells the unhappy tale of how his dog came to steal his pitta bread.

  • Alex might be going gently mad without his family, but at least he has his dog-friend Roddy.
  • Pip’s done a new game! It’s called Flock and it’s being developed by Hollow Ponds and published by Annapurna Interactive. Hey, watch the trailer, even if it has no Pip-words.
  • And while you’re at it, why not check all the Hollow Ponds games, which are all very different but share Big Charm.
  • Alex has been playing Okomotive’s latest take on the “go from left to right” genre, FAR: Changing Tides. Drive an big boat! Hoist an sail! Fire an engine!
  • Both Chris and Alex have been playing the cat game, Stray. But is it really a cat game?
  • We can all celebrate the spectacular nature of Kowloon Walled City.
  • Untitled Goose Game remains both untitled and the pinnacle of animal games.
  • But Outer Wilds remains the pinnacle of high-ambition, high-concept indie games.
  • Could it be true? That we’re sitting at the end of a decade of animal games? Nearly! Goat Simulator was first released in April 2014.
  • Ghost of Tsushima is a pretty and smoooooth game that is ripe for grazing.
  • Weird how a cat brings focus to the emerging nature of games on subscription programmes like PlayStation Plus Mega But Not Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass!!!
  • Because in contrast with Stray, Injustice 2 probs isn’t an ideal subscription game, unless you covet Batman gloves???
  • Come and burn a beef rendang in sympathy with Alex. It’s delicious, when not burned!

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Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

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