003: Gone Home

By July 12, 2017PODCAST

The team travels back to 1995 to play through The Fullbright Company’s Gone Home. In this episode, we talk about walking, Christmas ducks, ghosts and teen angst. “It’s a ghostttttttttt!” Come back on Wednesday, July 26th for Episode 004 – we are playing through Braid.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Michael Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

Website: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub

Show Notes:

  • 1:30 Our experience with the game
  • 2:50 What is Idle Thumbs (https://www.idlethumbs.net/)?
  • 4:30 Where should you start with Idle Thumbs?
  • 6:50 How did you play Gone Home?
  • 8:18 The start of the game
  • 12:46 A great moment: the note that gets taken away
  • 13:52 The game’s characters
  • 16:05 How Moe felt coming into the house (aka murderous thoughts)
  • 19:02 Mike’s thoughts about walking into the house
  • 20:40 How Jacob felt about the 101 Dalmatians-esque house
  • 22:47 Reading notes
  • 25:10 The Christmas Duck
  • 26:45 Our “Goosebumps” moments
  • 30:04 Sam and Lonnie 4eva
  • 32:05 The Red Hair Dye moment
  • 33:05 Is the game nudging you in a certain order?
  • 36:10 Mike compares the game to the original Max Payne
  • 38:00 The basement
  • 38:37 The game’s climax
  • 40:30 The kitchen, the garage and the notes
  • 42:00 Moe’s opinions on “is this a game”
  • 44:30 A rough patch in Janice’s marriage #wildfire
  • 45:58 Moe compares Gone Home to Disneyland
  • 47:45 Everybody has smut
  • 49:30 The family portrait
  • 52:56 Stories in the Pacific Northwest & the 90s
  • 55:45 Sexuality, the army and religion
  • 58:30 More shows that evoke the Pacific Northwest
  • 59:30 Our final thoughts about the game

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