Slow Day Radio - Episode 7: E3 Roundup, The Stanley Parable, the problem with Indie Games

June 26, 2017

Welcome to episode 7 of Slow Day Radio!

Today, on The Patch Notes (gaming news)

- Many new E3 games were announced the past two weeks

- Crazy huge new CPU

- Atari announces new game console

This week’s 5-Minute-Review game is The Stanley Parable, by indie developer/publisher Galactic Cafe. Originally a mod of Half Life 2, The Stanley Parable was eventually redeveloped into it's own title, expanding the experience. The game is a first-person exploration "choice simulator" of sorts, featuring multiple endings. While there isn't any combat or action sequenced gameplay, there are interactive moments during exploration and the entire experience is narrated with humorous commentary. It currently costs around $3.00 on and is on sale on Steam for the duration of their summer sale special.

The Main Quest - our weekly discussion and main topic - delves into the world of indie gaming and development. Indie games are difficult to define, but many consider any game that is both developed and self-published by a non-AAA studio could be labled an indie game. Sadly, the indie scene in gaming is in a sour state due to developers' lack of accountability. Learn more in our episode this week.

This week's Community Shout-Outs:

- Nerd On a Budget (YouTube channel with budgeted PC builds)

- Nabisco (and Oreo)

- Alligators (the animal)

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