in this episode we talk about/explain the narrative & story of pathologic in depth. also included is some updates on vextro projects and such. this episode is 5 hours and largely unedited so here is a table of contents to help you ration/navigate this cursed content.
0:00:00 – intro, personal updates, opening thoughts
~0:22:30 – conversation about pathologic starts. mechanics and premise
~1:38:00 – the bachelor’s story
~2:44:30 – the haruspex’s story
~3:24:00 – the changeling’s story
~4:01:00 – questions, closing thoughts
next time we’ll be talking about a handful of ARCADE GAMES: Boogie Wings, Raimais, and Vendetta
( devs namedropped
we talk a bit about the new vextro game coming soon, and the release of welcome to heaven on steam.
this episode’s games are dyad (2012), proteus (2013), panoramical (2015), oikospiel book 1 (2017)
next time we’ll be talking about ice-pick lodge’s pathologic.
in this episode we’re joined by GUEST: COLIN. talkin’ about the struggles of indie development and the hustle that goes with it.
his choice of games: gyossait (2011), armada (2013), and colin’s own game in development: lucah.
next month we’ll be discussing oikospiel book I, proteus, panoramical, and dyad.
a bit on frustrations in smaller critical spheres, but mostly, the games ANODYNE (2013) and EVEN THE OCEAN (2016). it’s fun stuff let’s get it
sort of an end of the year episode. reflections on 2016 and some behind-the-scenes talk about the games we made during the year. maybe what’s in store for 2017.
games this ep: beeswing
next time we’ll be talkin about anodyne & even the ocean.
sad games november but actually in december. we talk about lisa in excruciating depth and why we feel it doesn’t really come together. beeswing will be in the next episode
games this ep: lisa the first, the painful, & the joyful.
cw: physical & sexual child abuse.
vextro hates halloween so much we’re doing halloween in november to strip the holiday of all semiotic meaning. that’s a joke please don’t block us we actually love halloween. in this episode we talk horror basically like posers. max offers an objective and groundbreaking definition of horror that will change your life.
SUPPORT UNDERGROUND GAMING this eps games: call of cthulhu: dark corners of the earth (2005), ao oni (2008), neverending nightmares (2014), kholat (2015)
cw: neverending nightmares includes discussion of self harm, suicide, depression. ~1:15:00
in this first episode of vextro loves games we introduce ourselves by whining a great deal. learn what vextro is “about” or whatever. please support underground games.
also part of every cast is talking about 3 random games because that’s quality entertainment that the users desire.
the games: seiklus (2003), deadly premonition (2010), the talos principle (2014).