This one is a personal favorite of mine from the soundtrack of Kentucky Route Zero. It’s a neat little game so far that promises several episodes of content (the first two are already out, though I’ve only completed the first). Thematically I’d describe it as sort of a modern antigame insomuch as how incomparable it is to most games these days. Kentucky Route Zero is not a thrill ride; it does not quicken the pulse or require split second decisions, or some lurking threat of any kind. It lingers in the quiet of night lit only by a flickering street lamp, focuses on characters who inhabit forgotten, old places that are rich with ghosts of the past. There is a pronounced realism amongst the surreality of it all. The characters are grounded, old souls that seem to have found themselves in the realms they inhabit rather than by their own choosing. The is a feeling of fate that is invoked, and that these characters are living, breathing things with heavy burdens on their shoulders. I don’t want to spoil it for you, it really is quite a unique experience. It’s a game for readers more than gamers, I think, though the two more often than not overlap. Please do check it out!
Official trailer for Richard Ayoade’s new film The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg and a bunch of other pretty rare talent. Based on a Dostoevsky Novel, and directed by former IT Crowd talent. Doesn’t look like a comedy, but I expect at least some elements of dark humor, judging by this moody trailer. I’m pumped though. Looks good, right?
Extraordinarily contemplative soundtrack to a surprisingly melancholic game. I just played Bastion and yeah, I’m super late but who cares? What’s important is that if you haven’t tried this one out it is a beautiful game, with solid mechanics and a shockingly well put together soundtrack. If this intrigues you at all, it’s pretty much universally cheap nowadays. I’m planning to go through and grab some screenshots just because it’s so pretty. And I need more wallpapers. And I’m presuming you probably do too, right?
Also I’ve been foolishly posting things that should be here on facebook for an anguish-inducing amount of time. Those ingrates don’t appreciate things like ya’ll tumblrs. That’s why I save my A-game for you guys. Expect more things to come. Can you tell I’m recently unemployed?