We experience John Hughes’ version of Goosebumps in Oxenfree. Developer: Night School Studios | Publisher: Night School Studios | Initial Release: January 15, 2016 Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Kam Konek from the New Entertainment System Podcast try and remember what it’s like to be a rebellious teen, explore a cool/freaky deserted island and talk a lot about fate. Technical note: Mike knocked the cable out of his microphone partway through recording, so we are using a back-up for his track. The audio quality is a little bit lower than usual. Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi) Special Guest: Kam Konek (@TheKamdyman) Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub The NES Pod: Website | Apple Podcasts | Spotify SHOW NOTES: 2:00 Kam tells us about the New Entertainment System Podcast 3:15 Fast Pitch: Oxenfree Edition 4:55 What did you know about Oxenfree before we started recording? 6:55 What platforms did we play Oxenfree on? 7:35 What is the gameplay of Oxenfree? 9:40 Mike compares the game to Night in the Woods, Jacob compares the game to coming-of-age movies like Perks of Being a Wallflower and the Spectacular Now and Moe talks about Unity 11:55 The game’s characters 16:05 An explanation of the game’s multiple endings and “Clarissa [expletive] sucks” 18:10 The start of Oxenfree and Mike explains the dialogue/speech bubble system 22:25 The game’s big spooky twist [major spoilers start here] 25:45 Comparing Oxenfree to a VHS player 28:15 The game’s music and scenery were tranquil, but the lack of fast travel made Moe rage 30:45 The map is frustratingly hard to use 32:05 Bugs 34:45 What the heck is actually going on? 37:30 “What did you all think of the dialogue and writing?” 42:55 The game starts funnelling you towards the end of the game 50:00 We compares Oxenfree to Stranger Things and Interstellar 54:05 The final choice and time loops? 1:04:15 “Is leave possible”, New Game+ and the Oxenfree ARG (the ARG documentary that Jacob mentioned) 1:08:00 Other players entering your experience? 1:10:10 Mike brings up Nietzsche and Amor Fati… Moe brings up Frozen 1:17:00 We cap off the episode with some sound talk and our final thoughts 1:24:30 A solo version of the Left Behind Game Show and a blooper Thank you to @jacobdekk, @storyeverpod and @LudonarrativeFM for the questions! NEXT SHOWS: A Short Hike w/ Jacob, Moe, Mike: April 15th The Last of Us w/ Jacob, Moe, Mike and Matt Storm (aka Stormageddon): April 29th (NEW) LEAVE US A VOICEMAIL: If you want a chance to get your voice on the show, give us a call at (734) 489-9753 and tell us what you think about one of this month’s games! This is a U.S. number, long distance charges apply for international callers.  DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.
We kickstart a tale of two humans in two different worlds in Broken Age. Developer: Double Fine Productions | Publisher: Double Fine Productions | Full Release: April 28, 2015 Jacob and special guests Jessica Fantauzzo, Katie Lesperance and Travis Colenutt talk about their adventure game experience (or lack thereof), laughed out loud and got so frustrated with the Hexipals. Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) Special Guests: Jessica Fantauzzo (@jfant), Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak) Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub SHOW NOTES: 2:40 What is your fast pitch on Broken Age? 5:10 Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter? 6:50 The Broken Age Fast Pitch 8:05 How did we play Broken Age? 10:25 How does Broken Age start and how did you start? 13:00 The voice cast is wild in this game (Jack Black, Elijah Wood, Will Wheaton and Jennifer Hale, for instance) 13:40 General thoughts about Act 1 14:50 The start of Shay’s Act 1 18:40 Shay meets Marek 20:50 Travis’ human parent conspiracy theory 23:05 Marek’s errands 25:35 The start of Vella’s Act 1 (Sugar Bunting) 28:25 Confronting Mog Chothra for the first time 30:35 Getting to Merriloft and losing your vowels 34:00 Going down to Shellmound 39:00 Fighting Mog Chothra and “the twist” 44:10 Act 2 (and frustration) start! 50:45 Laying out the story in Act 2? 59:30 Diving deep on the Act story 1:06:00 Wiring (and re-wiring) Hexipals 1:09:55 More highlights from our experience and questions from Twitter 1:23:20 Final thoughts (Jacob’s quote came from here and we spoke about 101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor and Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland) 1:28:35 We take a trip to the Left Behind Game Show! Thank you to @VGRations, @CSGThomas, @ALittleBreath, @WTFamicom, @the_nmac, @PoundJayYi & Michael Ruffolo for your comments and questions! NEXT SHOWS: Oxenfree w/ Jacob, Moe and Kam Konek: April 1st A Short Hike w/ guests TBD: April 15th The Last of Us w/ Jacob, Moe, Mike and Matt (aka Stormageddon): April 29th DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.
We jump into robotic armour as KiKi the Cat in Gato Roboto. Developer: doinksoft | Publisher: Devolver Digital | Initial Release Date: May 30, 2019 Jacob, Moe (or Meow as he would like to be called from now on) and special guests Joseph Hooper and Arsene Lakpa from the Player Player Podcast jump into submarines, turrets and robot suits, enter bullet hells and laugh at some feline-leaning humour. Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi) Special Guests: Joseph Hooper (@The3HoopMan) & Arsene Lakpa (@LeekyLeek13) Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub The Player Player Podcast Links: Twitter | Spotify | Apple Podcasts SHOW NOTES: 2:30 What is your fast pitch on Gato Roboto? 3:20 What did you know about Gato Roboto before we podcasted? 6:30 What is the gameplay style (and yes, the cat’s name is Kiki)? 9:25 How does Gato Roboto start? 12:00 Boss fights and vehicles 18:25 Enemy types 19:40 Weapons, power-ups and cartridges 23:20 A short intermission about Playdate and how the console’s graphics are similar 25:55 Was this game going to deliver an Undertale ending? 27:40 The ending sequence 33:35 The post-credit scene 36:10 Final thoughts about Gato Roboto 40:55 Other metroidvania games that we loved (we have covered Guacamelee, Shadow Complex and Ori and the Blind Forest) 45:30 The Player Player Podcast pitch NEXT SHOWS: Broken Age w/ Jacob and special guests Katie Lesperance, Travis Colenutt and Jessica Fantauzzo: March 18th Oxenfree w/ Jacob, Moe and a special guest (TBA): April 1st DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.
Gotham becomes uncaged in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 5). Will it become re-caged? Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: December 13, 2016 Jacob, Mike and Moe face off with their remaining foes, make weighty choices about body parts and look to fix all of Gotham’s issues. Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi) Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub SHOW NOTES: 2:05 Recap of Episode 4’s Endings Episode 5 Thoughts: 2:25 Chapter 1: Loose Ends & Chapter 2: Revelations (Penguin) 9:30 Chapter 1: Loose Ends & Chapter 2: Revelations (Harvey Dent) 20:10 Chapter 3: On The Trail 25:10 Chapter 4: The Legacy 33:10 Chapter 5: Executive Decision 42:45 Chapter 6: A New Day in Gotham 47:55 What style of Batman were we? 51:10 Our final thoughts about Episode 5 and the whole series NEXT SHOWS: Gato Roboto w/ Jacob, Moe and special guests Arsene Lakpa and Joseph Hooper from the Player Player Podcast: March 4th Broken Age w/ Jacob and special guests Katie Lesperance, Travis Colenutt and Jessica Fantauzzo: March 18th DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Feb 2nd, 1989
Episode Count
103
Podcast Count
8
Total Airtime
4 days, 1 hour