Get ready, space cadets, because our monthly Game Club (think book club, but for games) starts now. This month’s host is Taro Omiya, and his selection is:
Platform: PC, Mac, Linux
Developer: Austin “Dingaling” Jorgensen
As usual, this podcast is filled with spoilers!
Here is Taro’s description of the game:
“LISA is a stressful turn-based JRPG that takes a game genre often used for power fantasies, and turns it into a survival thriller. In the near-future, all women has died, and the weather has turned the lands desolate. Brad, a middle-aged nobody, finds a small baby girl after one of his Joy drug binges, and decides to raise her in secret. By the time Brad’s adoptive daughter, Buddy, grows into her tweens, a breakout occurs, leaving one of Brad’s friend dead and Buddy missing. Furious, Brad ventures throughout Olathe to find his baby girl.
Using Nintendo’s cult-classic Earthbound as inspiration, LISA swiftly jumps from comedy, tragedy, and surreal horror without skipping a beat. The majority of the human enemies are unique, with funny dialogue and devastating attacks (some permanently kills your party members). With many surprises and uncomfortable choices, LISA grabs you right from the beginning, and never let’s go.
The game is available on Steam and Itch.io (see the link above) for PC, Mac and Linux. It only costs $9.99 to play for the game’s unique, 5-to-15 hour experience.”
Links to related subjects mentioned in the discussion:
Destructoid’s interview with Austin Jorgensen:
Lisa “The First”: