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by G. Christopher Williams

3 Aug 2015


Following up on our recent discussion of The Swapper and the questions that that game raises about the self, the soul, and the body, this week we take a look at another science fiction game with somewhat similar concerns, The Fall.

Instead of using cloning as a means of exploring the meaning of self identity, The Fall raises similar questions as The Swapper does through its consideration of how an artificial intelligence governs itself.

by G. Christopher Williams

20 Jul 2015


This week, the podcast revisits one of last year’s critically acclaimed indie games, The Swapper.

Even through its game mechanics, The Swapper wants to ask big questions about the relationship between our identities and our bodies. So, we discuss how the game works and what it seems to signify about selfhood and possibly the nature of the soul through its philosophical, religious, and political ideas.

by G. Christopher Williams

22 Jun 2015


This week, the Moving Pixels podcast crew discuss the high contrast world of White Night.

White Night tells the story of a haunted house and a decaying American economy.

by G. Christopher Williams

8 Jun 2015


Context matters, or so we are told.

So, this week we consider how thematic, aesthetic, and narrative contexts effect how we understand the mechanics of the games that we play.

by G. Christopher Williams

26 May 2015


Last October on our Halloween themed episode, we briefly alluded to a 20 minute indie horror point-and-click game by Owl Creek Games called Sepulchre.

We admired the game for its moody tone and understated horror, but it seemed too brief an experience to devote a whole podcast to. With the release of The Charnel House Trilogy, Owl Creek decided to build upwards and outwards from that central story into a new triptych of tales in which Sepulchre serves as the centerpiece.

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