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: 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.

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Game Club: The Sims 3 (hosted by Alana) (November 18)

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

This month’s host is Alana, and she has selected The Sims 3, the third major title in the life simulation video game developed by The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts.

Game Club – Episode 20: The Sims 3
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Game Club: Limbo (hosted by Frederika)

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

This month’s host is Frederika, and she has selected Limbo, a puzzle-platform video game developed by independent studio Playdead.

Game Club – Episode 19: Limbo
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Intro and outro music: “Menu” by Martin Stig Andersen

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Game Club: Cibele & Emily is Away (hosted by Abi)

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

This month’s host is Abi, and she has selected a pair of games: Cibele (http://ninasays.so/cibele/) and Emily is Away (http://emilyisaway.com/).

Game Club – Episode 18: Cibele and Emily Is Away
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Intro and outro music: “Turn On” by Decky Coss

Game Club: Short Game Medley (hosted by Jamey)

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

This month, we will be trying something a bit different: instead of talking about one longer game, our host (Jamey) has selected a medley of short games for participants to play and discuss. The average playing time of each game is about 5-10 minutes, and you can easily complete all of them in well under two hours.

As usual, this podcast is filled with spoilers!

Game Club – Episode 17: Short Games Medley
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Intro and outro sound audio ripped directly from “Passage in 10 Seconds,” by Raitendo

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