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: 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.