Game Club: Terraria (hosted by Patrick) (Aug 17th)

Get ready, space cadets, because our next monthly Game Club (think book club, but for games) will start on August 17th. Our next host is Patrick, and his selection will be:

Terraria
Genre: Action-adventure Sandbox.
Developer: Re-Logic

As usual, this selection is meant to be played before the time of the meeting. It’s a long-form sandbox game, so put in as many hours as you want to get an idea of it.

RSVP at the links below!

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Game Club: Life is Strange

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.

Game Club – Episode 26: Life is Strange
Youtube version | MP3 download | OGG download
Audio Editing: Constant Hackney

Intro and Outro Music: Robbie Singley

Game Club: Don’t Starve

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?

Game Club – Episode 25: Don’t Starve
Youtube version | MP3 download | OGG download
Audio Editing: Constant Hackney
Intro and Outro Music: Robbie Singley

Game Club: RPGMaker Horror Game Collection (hosted by Taro) (July 20th, 7PM)

Get ready, space cadets, because our next monthly Game Club (think book club, but for games) will start on July 20th. Our next host is Taro, and his selections are:

Ib
Genre: Survival Horror
Developer: kouri
Length: 2-3 hours
Description: A small girl finds herself in a haunted art gallery where all the creepy art comes alive.

Hello? Hell…o?
Genre: Experimental Horror
Developer: tachi
Length: 0.5-1 hour
Description: Every day, a man enters a one-room apartment, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Yume Nikki
Genre: Surreal Horror
Developer: KIKIYAMA
Length: varies; with guide, 3-4 hours
Description: Unable to, or unwilling to, leave her own apartment, a girl passes time by exploring her own dreams.

The Witch’s House
Genre: Survival Horror
Developer: Fummy
Length: 2-3 hours
Description: Unable to escape from the forest, a small girl enters a haunted house in search for a solution.


As usual, these selections are meant to be played before the time of the meeting. RSVP at the links below!

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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
Youtube version | MP3 download | OGG download
Intro & Outro Music, “Prologue” composed by Chris Remo.

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
Youtube version | MP3 download | OGG download
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.