“Schrödinger’s Animal Crossing.” Influences; Repetition

This week is Stephen’s first turn as roundtable host, Mark teaches us about film and Martha sells her soul for three Destiny 2 faction tokens.

Mark and Stephen and friends made it through Ludum Dare! Check out their game called Widget Satchel.

[0:02:49] Influences

[0:46:44] Repetition

Nice Plays: Inflatality (2017)

“Nice Plays” are video episodes where your nice hosts play and talk about a game for 17 (or in this case, 19) minutes, and then an egg timer goes off!

(Watch this and other Nice Plays on YouTube for HD-quality.)

In this episode, your nice hosts battle each other in a brand new indie fighting game. The overall win-loss record isn’t important… the main takeaway is that Martha and Mark both beat Stephen.

Game: Inflatality
Developer
: Hojo Studio
Publisher: Hojo Studio
Platform: PC
Release date: Oct. 26, 2017
Genre: Fighting

Nice Plays: Borderlands 2 (2012)

“Nice Plays” are video episodes where your nice hosts play and talk about a game for 17 (or in this case, 19) minutes, and then an egg timer goes off!

(Watch this and other Nice Plays on YouTube for HD-quality.)

In this episode, Mark plays the opening chapter of one of Martha’s very favorite games, Borderlands 2, and then Martha takes over to show off her badassitude. Your nice hosts talk about narrative in FPS games, generous loot systems, and how wonderful/terrible Claptrap is.

Game: Borderlands 2
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games
Platform: PC
Year: 2012
Genre: First-person shooter

“Shaniqua Shepard sounds cool.” Fighting Games; Character Roleplaying

This week, Martha host her first roundtable episode, Mark starts another argument, and Stephen gets sassy about his favorite game genre.

Stephen did regret promising to have his talk notes up. They’ll be up ASAP!

If you’ve got time this weekend, Ludum Dare is indeed happening in a few days.

Martha had a blast at the My Brother, My Brother and Me show!

[0:08:08] Fighting Games

[0:40:09] Character Roleplaying

“This misinformation vortex.” One year of Nice Games Club!

It’s a very special episode, as your nice hosts celebrate one year(!!!) of Nice Games Club by revising their favorite topics from the show’s first 50+ episodes. Also: Mark complains about Las Vegas, Martha repeatedly gets the last laugh, and Stephen doesn’t like talking about his problems.

Reminisce with us by listening to our very first episode.

[0:03:06] Imposter Syndrome

[0:14:20] Conferences

[0:24:50] VR Development

[0:40:08] Prototyping

[0:48:44] Messages and Meanings

[1:06:04] Strategy Guides

[1:13:57] The future of Nice Games Club