DO INDIE GAMES MAKE LIFE BETTER?
You bet your sweet ass they do! Welcome back to Weak Points. A shorter format (?!) podcast that focuses in on specific topics. This episode the original crew from episode one is back! It’s more indie games that we love! Mark, Tony, and Dieter each bring three of their beloved indies to discuss and explore with each other while simultaneously firing off predictable dick jokes, witty interpersonal verbal insults, and the unavoidable dread and realization that we are adults now. We have spent our youth and now we face the back half of life where nothing is new and the pains multiply. Each of us knows that death is starting to get scarily close. In the back of our minds, everyday, there’s a voice that gets louder and harder to ignore. It says, simply, “you are going to die”. For some of us, maybe that day is coming soon.
WHOA, THAT GOT DARK
No shit. Welcome to being an adult. I mean really, the luckiest of us might have 40 more years before it’s over. But is that truly what you would call lucky? Watching all of your friends and loved ones die? Your body slowly revolting against you until your existence finally fully compromises, robbing your mind of its last incredibly sad and lonely thought? No. That’s not luck. So what can we do to distract from this screaming inevitability? Well, we’re gamers. This is a gaming podcast. And when you find a game so amazing and dialed into your soul that it makes that inner voice fade by pulling you into the world and addicting you to its experience? That FEELS like luck! A state of no ruminating and dour thoughts, but instead quiet focused moments of bliss with our media. But you know, we all gotta go sometime, so why the fuck not get silly and talk about the few things in life that make us happy!? INDIE GAMES!
WHOA, YOU MADE IT NOT SO DARK
I had to. I realized I was being a cynical Cyndi by saying awful things with a wink and a smile. Not everyone gets that I’m joking by magnifying the self aware mortality. I was. It also proves a point about what it means to be an adult gamer, and in turn illustrates how important an amazing game can have on your mental health. Besides, I already wrote the turnaround to end the last paragraph, so lets focus on our favorite interactive joys we brought to the table today. Let’s turn up the mirth in this bitch and get down to business!
SO, YOU EACH PICKED THREE GAMES…?
Yup. The title of this episode is more indie games that we love. And we all take turns like nice boys. I’m not going to list them here, but if you must peek ahead and spoil yourself, you can always peek at the music credits below. I wouldn’t do that, though. Why ruin the surprise? If you keep cheating yourself of these simple joys, that voice in the back of your head gets louder. Don’t make it louder, enjoy your life and this long overdue episode of Weak Points. We truly love you. Rate us five stars on iTunes and give us money.
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INTRO MUSIC: “Fillmore (8-Bit Remix)” – youtu.be/BE4BTKSDecI (Original score “Fillmore” composed by Yuzo Koshiro) – Actraiser [SNES/SFC]
2ND SONG: “By The Mallet Of Mario” – COMPOSED BY: PixlCrushr
3RD SONG: “Alt Theme A” – COMPOSED BY: Carlo Castellano – The Swapper
4TH SONG: “Observatory” – COMPOSED BY: Carlo Castellano – The Swapper
5TH SONG: “Main Title” – COMPOSED BY: Vibe Avenue – Ultimate Chickenhorse
6TH SONG: “Waterfall” – COMPOSED BY: Vibe Avenue – Ultimate Chickenhorse
7TH SONG: “WellWorn Grove Challenge” – COMPOSED BY: Joel Steudler – Golf Story
8TH SONG: “CheekyBeak Peak Course 1” – COMPOSED BY: Joel Steudler – Golf Story
9TH SONG: ” Lounging Around” – COMPOSED BY: Peter McConnell – Stacking
10TH SONG: “Intro Cinematic” – COMPOSED BY: Peter McConnell – Stacking
11TH SONG: “Cetus” – COMPOSED BY: Ryan Henwood – Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
12TH SONG: “Launch Into Deep Space” – COMPOSED BY: Ryan Henwood – Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
13TH SONG: “Wait” – COMPOSED BY: Liam Sauvé – Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
14TH SONG: “MELTEDTHREE” – COMPOSED BY: Liam Sauvé – Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
15TH SONG: “PITCHFORK” – COMPOSED BY: Liam Sauvé – Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
16TH SONG: “Something’s Wrong” – COMPOSED BY: Chris Remo – Firewatch
17TH SONG: “Camp Approach” – COMPOSED BY: Chris Remo – Firewatch
18TH SONG: “Stay in Your Tower and Watch” – COMPOSED BY: Chris Remo – Firewatch
19TH SONG: ” Introduction [Music]” – COMPOSED BY: Unknown – Cuphead
20TH SONG: “Inkwell Isle One” – COMPOSED BY: Unknown – Cuphead
21ST SONG: “Carnival Kerfuffle” – COMPOSED BY: Unknown – Cuphead
22ND SONG: “Cave Story (Plantation / Main Theme)” – COMPOSED BY: Daisuke Amaya – Cave Story
23RD SONG: “Last Battle (Vs Undead Core Final Battle)” – COMPOSED BY: Daisuke Amaya – Cave Story
24TH SONG: “Eyes Of Flame (Boss Theme #2)” – COMPOSED BY: Daisuke Amaya – Cave Story
25TH SONG: “Meltdown 2 (Sand Zone)” – COMPOSED BY: Daisuke Amaya – Cave Story
26TH SONG: “Fiery Frolic” – COMPOSED BY: Evan Skolnick – Cuphead
OUTRO MUSIC: Written and used with permission by Mark Peterson