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Using RPG Maker XP, To the Moon was fashioned out of the imagery and basic exploration mechanics of the sprite-based era of RPG games.

Less an RPG game, though, and perhaps more honestly a piece of interactive fiction with some light puzzle mechanics, what it does have in common with RPGs of that era is a commitment to telling a very human story despite its simple graphics and character sprites.

We have written a bit about Spec-Ops: The Line here at PopMatters, but we have never explored this 2012 game on our podcast.

It’s hard to understand why as The Line may be the best antiwar war game ever made, rife as it is with atrocities, tragedies, and a thoughtful approach to considering the choices we make in video games and in those more impactful real life “games,” wars themselves.

Yes, I know the image above is one of Clementine at the beginning of this season of The Walking Dead. However, this is the episode in which it all comes back to that moment in which Clementine ponders her past and then considers her future.

The final episode of Season Two allows the player to finally decide who they want their Clementine to be by offering multiple paths to conclude this episode. This week we each discuss the Clementine that we have decided will resolve this season of The Walking Dead.

This week we confront the penultimate episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season Two in which our erstwhile band of survivors narrows down to the remaining few that will make their way into the finale.

Set against the backdrop of a museum dedicated to the Civil War, Clementine and her companions experience their own house dividing.

by G. Christopher Williams

27 Oct 2014


One Late Night (Black Curtain Studio, 2013)

October is the month that traditionally big publishers have attempted to get something horrific out on the shelves for gamers to play (see, for example, offerings like this year’s Alien: Isolation or The Evil Within.

This year in anticipation of Halloween, we decided to take a look at a few games that currently have no publishers attached to them that may have flown under your radar, The Cursed Forest and One Late Night.

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"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

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"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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