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134: Wide Ocean Big Jacket

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We visit the beach with our cool aunt and uncle in Wide Ocean Big Jacket.

Developer: Turnfollow | Publisher: Tender Claws | Initial Release: January 22, 2020

Jacob, Mike and Moe talk about the bird and bees, watch birds and tell a great story about a rat.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

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SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:15 Fast Pitch about Wide Ocean Big Jacket
  • 3:30 The Time Capsule around Wide Ocean Big Jacket
  • 8:25 How we played this game
  • 9:45 Where the complaints stop, a quote from D.M. Moore’s “You don’t play Wide Ocean Big Jacket; you participate” and our Virginia episode
  • 13:30 Tying this to Bob’s Burgers
  • 15:00 The birds and the bee
  • 21:45 Ben is a master storyteller
  • 22:55 The epilogue with Alan and Meryl
  • 24:55 Our favourite coming-of-age stories
  • 28:00 Differentiating between the A plot and the B plot
  • 30:45 Moe said there wasn’t enough story for him and he writes an email about Wide Ocean Big Jacket
  • 32:15 What the heck does the title mean? Listen to our Thirty Flights of Loving, Firewatch and Kentucky Route Zero episodes!

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085: A Short Hike

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We explore the great outdoors at our own pace in A Short Hike.

Developer: Adam Robinson-Yu | Publisher: Adam Robinson-Yu | Initial Release: April 5, 2019

Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Flora Eloise fish, hike, and play an imaginary sport that is a cross between volleyball and badminton.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

Special Guest: Flora Eloise, co-founder of EpilogueGaming.com

Twitter: @LudonarrativeFM | Twitch: @LudoFM

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 SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:20 A summary of Flora’s work
  • 2:40 Our Short Hike Fast Pitch
  • 3:50 What did we know about A Short Hike before we started?
  • 8:10 What is it like playing A Short Hike? We explain the game’s Golden Feather system.
  • 12:00 “This game just lets you play,” the team refers to Adam Robinson-Yu’s GDC talk often (and Moe took a lot of notes)
  • 18:40 Some of the game’s ancillary system and mini-games (fishing, treasure hunting)
  • 21:10 We also talk about some of the characters and their snappy dialogue
  • 26:35 A Canadian connection to A Short Hike
  • 28:50 Silver Feathers?
  • 31:10 What do we think the game looks like?
  • 33:40 We talk about the sweet soundtrack
  • 35:30 We talk more specifically about the story and the dialogue
  • 43:30 Comparisons to Super Mario and Costume Quest
  • 45:25 Final thoughts

NEXT SHOWS:

  • The Last of Us w/ Jacob, Mike and Matt Storm: April 29th

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