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Moving Pixels Podcast: A Brief Review of This Year's Indie Games

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Monday, Sep 20, 2010
An image of Redwind Field from Thomas Brush's Coma (New Grounds, 2010)
We discuss the virtues and vices of using games as a means to evoke emotion and whether they remain "games" in the familiar sense of the word at all.

This week’s podcast contributors, G. Christopher Williams, Nick Dinicola, and Thomas Cross, discuss some recent indie releases.  Our review includes Thomas Brush’s Coma, Alexander Ocias’s Loved, and Digipen’s Solace.


This series of games seem built more to engage and immerse than many similar titles of the Triple A variety.  We discuss the virtues and vices of using games as a means to evoke emotion and whether they remain “games” in the familiar sense of the word at all.
  


 

This podcast is also available via iTunes.


 

Additional discussion of these indie titles:


Experiencing Waking: Thomas Brush’s Coma by G. Christopher Williams


Loved: Identity, Subjugation, and Confrontation by Kris Ligman


 

Our podcast contributors:


G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at PopMatters.com.  You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.


Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.


Thomas Cross contributes frequently to the Multimedia section at PopMatters.com, and he also pens the Diamond in the Rough column for GameSetWatch.

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