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July 2020

095: Florence

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We meet cute in Florence. Developer: Mountains | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: February 14, 2018 Jacob and special guests Jessica Fantauzzo, Katie Lesperance and Travis Colenutt listen to beautiful (yellow) cello music, learn more about ourselves and spitefully cry. Player: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) Special Guests: Jessica Fantauzzo (@jfant), Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak) Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub SHOW NOTES:
  • 2:25 What is your fastpitch on Florence?
  • 3:05 How did you play Florence?
  • 4:20 We set up the beginning of the game
  • 9:20 We enter the spoiler room starting here; Florence meets Krish?
  • 13:00 A burgeoning relationship and we explain the dialogue system
  • 17:00 Moving In
  • 21:45 Jacob brings up “spite” and everyone turns on him
  • 27:20 Harvard’s Science of Being Happy course and interpreting the game
  • 29:25 Erosion
  • 33:40 Letting Go
  • 35:25 Self-discovery
  • 38:20 Question from @StoryEverPod on Twitter about us crying
  • 40:30 How the game ends
  • 43:50 Final thoughts
  • 45:40 The Left Behind Game Show
  • 51:00 The Recommendation Machine
NEXT SHOWS:
  • August 5, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Act IV) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • August 12, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Un Pueblo de Nada) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • August 19, 2020 – A Way Out feat. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Kevin Reaburn
  • September 9, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Act V) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • September 16, 2020 – Our 100th Anniversary Spectacular feat. Jacob, Mike and Moe
  • September 23, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Death of a Hired Man) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
LEAVE US A VOICEMAIL: If you want a chance to get your voice on the show, give us a call at (734) 489-9753 and tell us what you think about one of this month’s games! This is a U.S. number, long-distance charges apply for international callers.  DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

094: Kentucky Route Zero (Here and There Along the Echo)

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We play with old telephones in Kentucky Route Zero (Here and There Along the Echo). Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: October 30, 2014 Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta dial (270) 301-5797, listen to a series of messages (and broadcasts) and receive phone calls? Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) & Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) Special Guest: Adam Iannetta (@adiannetta) | Website: adamiannetta.ca Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub SHOW NOTES:
  • 1:00 An introduction to this interlude
  • 2:30 This interlude’s different telephone models
  • 4:30 Numbers stations
  • 10:10 Do we like this interlude?
  • 13:00 Wait… REAL PHONES AND A REAL NUMBER?
  • 17:25 Our favourite branches (speaking bat, great music
  • 25:15 What happens when you find the LBGC Numbers Station
NEXT SHOWS:
  • July 22, 2020 – Florence feat. Jacob with special guests Travis Colenutt, Katie Lesperance and Jessica Fantauzzo
  • August 5, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Act IV) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • August 12, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Un Pueblo de Nada) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • August 19, 2020 – A Way Out feat. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Kevin Reaburn
LEAVE US A VOICEMAIL: If you want a chance to get your voice on the show, give us a call at (734) 489-9753 and tell us what you think about one of this month’s games! This is a U.S. number, long-distance charges apply for international callers.  DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

093: Kentucky Route Zero (Act 3)

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We occupy Pepe Silvia’s galaxy brain in Kentucky Route Zero, Act 3.

Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: May 6, 2014

Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta experience a haunting musical performance, degauss old CRTs and scream about debt.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) & Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom)

Special Guest: Adam Iannetta (@adiannetta) | Website: adamiannetta.ca

Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub Additional Music: Ice Cider (Cider Time Variation) by Lifeformed | Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 

SHOW NOTES:

  • 0:00 Previously on Act 2 of Kentucky Route Zero
  • 2:00 “Where my leg?”
  • 5:10 Was the first scene a hallucination?
  • 8:00 Hey, this game is about debt, right?
  • 12:50 The writing and the direction is so great (and continues to get better)
  • 14:00 Meeting Junebug and Johnny
  • 19:00 Taking in a show
  • 25:35 We set up Junebug and Johnny’s beautiful performance
  • 32:45 The Hall of the Mountain King & Xanadu
  • 39:30 Jacob’s galaxy brain moment (and really beautiful death) with Xanadu
  • 44:00 Going to a creepy graveyard
  • 47:25 The Hard Times Whiskey Distillery
  • 58:00 Jacob is ready to “wring this game’s neck” and we explain why
  • 1:03:45 Wrap-up

NEXT SHOWS:

  • July 8, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Here And There Along The Echo) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • July 22, 2020 – Florence feat. Jacob with special guests Travis Colenutt, Katie Lesperance and Jessica Fantauzzo
  • August 5, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Act IV) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • August 12, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Un Pueblo de Nada) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • August 19, 2020 – A Way Out feat. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Kevin Reaburn

LEAVE US A VOICEMAIL: If you want a chance to get your voice on the show, give us a call at (734) 489-9753 and tell us what you think about one of this month’s games! This is a U.S. number, long-distance charges apply for international callers. 

DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server!

TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.