I’ve been meaning to play all of Christine Love’s games (many of which are available for free) for the longest time. There are so many indie games out there that I look at my Steam library, and just decide to play more Dragon Age instead. Tim and Seth from Acagameia finally convinced me to play Analogue: A Hate Story, and what follows is my favorite podcast to date.
Some salient points:
- A mediation on the nature of hate
- The gamer as historian and historical regression
- Why changing character’s outfits is rude
- Cheerful misogyny
- Meta-gaming (or why I can’t get 100% achievements on some of Christine Love’s games)
It wouldn’t be stretching it too far to call this particular podcast an ode to Chrine Love’s mysterious and intriguing games. I definitely downloaded all the rest I could get my hands on after this. Listen, enjoy, and perhaps take a moment to look at Team Acagameia’s Extra Life Page – it’s a gaming charity for kids. DO IT FOR THE KIDS!