Game Warp Podcast: ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’ Review

The next Game Warp podcast episode is here!

This time, Elwood and I sit down to talk about the independent game by developers The Chinese Room called Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. This is a first person adventure game where you walk around a rural English countryside where everyone has mysteriously disappeared. As you follow a light, it guides you to uncover fragments of memories that piece together the story of what happened. We look at gameplay, visuals and the score. We discuss the story and what we think about the ending. There are some spoilers here but the footage gives you a good idea of the environments and the tone of the game.

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Have you played Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture? What did you think of it?

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March’s featured game is Batman – The Telltale Series! 🙂

Podcast: Game Warp Interviews Eastshade Studios

The new episode of Game Warp Podcast is out!

Our first guest on the show for 2017 is Danny Weinbaum, Eastshade Studios developer who just released yesterday (February 8th, 2017) their first short first person adventure game, Leaving Lyndow, set in the world of their upcoming open world exploration game, Eastshade which is currently in development. We talk about his two games along with his jump into the indie scene, the creation of open world games and side track onto a discussion about what defines a walking simulator game.

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This weekend, we’ll be streaming our February featured game, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture on Twitch.

Game Warp Podcast: ‘Kathy Rain’ Review

Game Warp took a rather long break after our Season 1 wrap up. It was definitely needed. Although, it is definitely time to get back to recording because we’ve missed talking about games, although its not like we actually didn’t behind the scenes. The reality behind this podcast is that there is a lot of off air time when we are having production meetings and preparations and planning. That is all part of the fun. For starters, we actually decided to start our Game Warp specific podcast which is where we do most of our streaming now. If you’d would like to hang out with us, give us a follow. It’ll be a lot of fun especially since we do have our mics set up to keep it as interactive as possible.

January’s featured game is Kathy Rain, a point and click mystery adventure by Clifftop Games. We talk about the story and the characters. There’s a discussion on the mystery solving aspects and how the game is directed. Kathy Rain is available on PC.

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2016 Wrap-Up!

Its the last day of 2016 and man, I’m starting to feel slightly pampered from previous years and the year-end reports that WordPress used to produce for the blogs. Are you missing that? Doesn’t it just give a sense of love and awesome? Still, 2016 has been cool. While my stats did drop from the previous year in general, I’ve also opened up my horizon to new projects and been working on some creative additions in the background. To say that 2017 might be a little change in direction could be good. After almost 6 years of blogging (in a little over 2 weeks), I think its time to change things up just a little bit.

Today is all about looking back at 2016! We’ll talk about 2017 tomorrow! 🙂

To start with a few stats, 2016 had 61,286 views and we’re now at 2,119 followers! You all are fantastic! Thank you for joining me here!

On top of that, we reach some nice milestones for the blog like…

  • Total recipes: 146
  • Total book reviews: 138
  • Total movie reviews: 619

This year’s top five viewed posts here was actually not published in 2016 at all but previous years:

  • Book Review: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (which grabs top spot everyday)
  • Arthur and the Invisibles Trilogy
  • Lie with me
  • Fantasia Fest 2015: Anguish
  • Book Review: The Starry Starry Night

Its funny to look at this list because a lot of these are from the earlier days of blogging and the quality is just so bad compared to now, which is much better. I’ve been meaning to reread and rewrite The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes review, just because its so incredibly cringe-worthy to read now.

As for 2016 posts, the top 5 are:

  • Announcement: Ultimate 80s Blogathon
  • Netflix A-Z: xXx (2002)
  • Netflix A-Z: Nymphomaniac Vol 1 &2 (2013)
  • The VVitch (2016)
  • Netflix A-Z: Kiss of the Damned (2012)

There may probably be a new blogathon in 2017 seeing the success of 2016, but more when its all decided! I’m also glad that Kiss of the Damned made it as top viewed because my binge watching of Gilmore Girls is making me love Jess aka Milo Ventimiglia and he is in that little indie film.

2016 Recaps

2016 was a year of highs and lows for blogging. The good part of that I learned how to be organize and work a little ahead of time and at least have the material ready for writing beforehand. It only took five years but I got there! I’m liking the whole system.

Game Warp Podcast was the second achievement. Starting that up over at That Moment In with my awesome cohost, Elwood Jones from Fromt he Depths of DVD Hell. Funny how one thing leads to the next and how the blogosphere and Twittersphere brings out all sorts of cool friends and projects. Game Warp Podcast is something of a dream that I’m only starting to believe is happening. Its a first step into something that I had been thinking about it and I promise that more announcements regarding gaming and whatnot that is in the brainstorming stages will be revealed. But Game Warp Podcast is one of my main focuses right now and it has really made me grow and revive a lot of the love.

We never made any formal announcements, at least I never did but That Moment In Podcast is not longer a thing. It hasn’t been for a few months. It was extremely fun while it lasted. However, if you have dropped by That Moment In lately, I have dropped by with David for short movie discussions/reviews paired up with his written review. There has only been two so far but its been fun. Check it out if you have time. Here’s one if you’d like to give it a listen for Korean thriller, The Wailing.

Unfinished Projects

As with every year, there is always things that just don’t end up getting a spot or just simply get procrastinated. One of those projects is the Classics. I took a break from reading classics last year and really just read The Little Prince and didn’t even end up wrapping up the Jane Austen from 2015 which I was just missing Northanger Abbey. I do plan on picking that up in 2017 as I have some nice books lined up sitting in my Kindle longing for me to read it.

Netflix A-Z is currently in the progress of wrapping up its current round focused on indie genre films for the most part. We’re at T. So we’ll wrap that up in early 2017. And I’ll probably restructure it a little as I will for the movie reviews section.

Other than that, Baking Through Disney started out in the year pretty well until I got stuck on Fantasia and what to bake. I’m not giving up on the project though. I’ll be setting solid goals for 2017 that I’ll talk about soon.

Overall…

2016 was a bit of a mixed bag from my motivation to wanting to change where it was going to just in general everything. I did have a great time being more organized and podcasting more and learning new things. I think that is the main thing for me that I’ve learned over the course of 2016, blogging is the opportunity to explore new things and learn new skills. I love making videos and editing and all the work that goes with it. I’m embracing a different side of approaching it and also heading out to events and unboxing and really trying out new things. Events will become a much more frequent thing here. I’m starting to jump into what I want tomorrow’s post to be for the 2017 look ahead.

What I do want to say other than the stats and endless babble going on is…

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ALL THE BEST IN 2017!
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND READING THIS AND JOINING ME ON THIS WONDERFUL BLOGGING JOURNEY!

Game Warp Podcast: Top 6 Games Reviewed in 2016!

2017 is just around the corner! Game Warp Podcast couldn’t end the year without a wrap up of 2016. We started mid-year with Unravel back at the end of May with our debut episode but did end up reviewing 9 games on the show. In this episode, we looked back and chose our Top 6 Games Reviewed. What will make our top spot? Join us for the countdown! Not all of the titles are 2016 releases but its a nice mix and a great first season! Thanks for watching!

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What was your Game of the Year? What  games are you looking forward to in 2017?

Game Warp Podcast: Batman: Arkham Origins (2013)

Over at Game Warp, Elwood and I have been getting into the Christmas spirit as we dove into Batman: Arkham Origins which is set on Christmas Eve in Gotham. Batman: Arkham Origins is a 2013 open world action-adventure game and the third installment in the Arkham trilogy. We start with a younger Batman who follows a lead to track down Commission Leob who may be in danger at the Blackgate Penitentiary and learns that Black Mask is behind everything and has put a bounty on his head which eight assassins have gladly accepted. While he could hide away from all of them and stay as Bruce Wayne, Batman just couldn’t let others get caught up in his mess so he goes out to follow the lead to put an end to this.

We would like to apologize for the minor audio issues! Its something we are working hard to remedy.

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Happy Holidays!

 

Game Warp: Interview with Cardboard Utopia

It’s time for the next podcast! We have quite a treat as we sit down with Cardboard Utopia, a Montreal-based game development company working on their first project which had an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year called Children of Zodiarcs. Children of Zodiarcs is a JRPG with dice crafting and deck building mechanics. Its like the game that has both video games and tabletop games meshed up together. It is expected for an early 2017 release.

Game Warp sat down with their creative director, Jason Kim, to talk about their studio, how the name came to be, the game and its mechanics and also dive into the gaming industry and its revolution along with the Kickstarter experience among many topics.

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