Game Club: Cities: Skylines (hosted by Chris) (June 15th, 7PM)

Get ready, space cadets, because our next monthly Game Club (think book club, but for games) will start on June 15th. Our next host is Chris, and his selection will be:

Cities: Skylines
Genre: City Sim
Developer: Colossal Order

Manage vast cities in this realistic city simulator!

As usual, this selection is meant to be played before the time of the meeting. The game is very varying based on your playtime, but you can get a feel for it after about 4-5 hours.

Manage a vast and populated city, starting from a small township! This city-building simulator has you managing all aspects of running a town, and finding the right balance to keep your citizens happy. Or you could build a city developer’s nightmare, and discover the traffic tolerance limits through a never-ending highway system. The choice is yours!

RSVP at the links below!

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Game Club: Firewatch (hosted by Patrick T.)

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

Every month, participants pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of books. People discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality. Our host for this month is Patrick T., and their selection is Firewatch, developed by Campo Santo for PC, Mac, Linux, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.

Firewatch is a first-person adventure that takes place in the Shoshone National Forest, you are placed in the role of Henry, a fire lookout. As ominous things begin to happen, it’s up to you and your supervisor, Delilah, to communicate via walkie-talkie and work together to unravel the mystery.

As usual, this podcast is filled with spoilers!

Game Club – Episode 24: Firewatch
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Intro & Outro Music, “Prologue” composed by Chris Remo.

Game Club: Life is Strange (May 18th, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

Every month, participants pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games. Our host for this month is Robert Denner, and their selection is all 5 episodes of Life is Strange, developed by Dontnod Entertainment for PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Join Max Caulfield, a photography student whose life gets turned upside down when she returns to her hometown of Arcadia Bay, Oregon and discovers that she has the innate ability to rewind time. You’ll take a very emotional journey across five days as all your actions have consequences that make the story all the more personal. So grab some tissues, turn the lights down low and get ready for that cinematic experience that proves without a doubt that, well, life is weird.

Try your best to play some of the game before you arrive, and be prepared for spoilers! We will meet in the boardroom and begin the discussion after 7:30 pm.

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Game Club: Don’t Starve (April 20th, 7:30 – 9:30)

Every month, participants pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games.

This month we’re diving into “Don’t Starve”, a wildly popular and eccentric survival game created by Klei Entertainment in 2013. Your goal is simple – guide the “gentleman scientist” Wilson through an eerie, dream-like world, and keep him alive by procuring resources, fighting fiendish foes, and safeguarding his precious sanity. Will you steer Wilson towards success, or an untimely extinction?

Try your best to play some of the game before you arrive, and be prepared for spoilers! We will meet in the boardroom and begin the discussion after 7:30 pm.

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Game Club: Portal and Portal 2 (hosted by John)

Get ready, space cadets, because our monthly Game Club (think book club, but for games) starts now! Our next host is John, and his selection is:

Portal and Portal 2
Genre: First Person Puzzler
Developer: Valve Software

Here is John’s description of the game:

These First Person Puzzlers throw you into the depths of the Aperture Science Research Facility, forced to run through tests conducted by the diabolical computer GLaDOS who taunts you and shuffles you around as you try to escape.

As usual, this podcast is filled with spoilers!

Game Club – Episode 23: Portal 1 & 2
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All music in order: “Science is fun,” “Robot Waiting Room #3,” “Robot Waiting Room #2,” “The Reunion,” “Franken Turrets,” “Wheatley Science,” “Test,” “Concentration Enhancing Menu Initializer” (plays twice), and “You Saved Science” composed by Mike Morasky.

Game Club: Oddworld – New ‘n’ Tasty! (hosted by William)

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

Every month, participants pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of books. People discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality.

This month’s host is William, and he’s selected Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! This highly-rated and well-awarded game was developed by Oddworld Inhabitants Inc, and takes place on a giant planet in another dimension. There, a series of strange but gutsy protagonists fight against the nefarious spread of big businesses across their damaged world in an attempt to save the environment, their cultures, and their communities.

You can play Oddworld on Playstation, Xbox, Playstation 3, Windows, Wii U, and PC.

As usual, this podcast is filled with spoilers!

Game Club – Episode 22: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!
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Intro Music, “Rupture Farms Slig Action” & Outro Music, “Boardroom Timer” composed by Michael Bross.

Game Club: A Merry Mini Medley

Get ready, space cadets, because our next monthly Game Club (think book club, but for games) starts now!

This month, since everyone will be busy for the holidays, we had the TVGS members select 3 short games to play!

Little Inferno (http://tomorrowcorporation.com/littleinferno)
Uncle Who Works For Nintendo (https://ztul.itch.io/the-uncle-who-works-for-nintendo)
NiGHTS Into Dreams: Christmas Nights (http://store.steampowered.com/app/219950/)

And an optional bonus: Save the Date (http://paperdino.com/save-the-date/)

Game Club – Episode 21: A Merry Mini Medley
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