Episode 194: Game Design in Horror Movies

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Synopsis: After watching the first 7 Saw movies in the last week, I realized that game design comes up in a lot in horror films. I got Chris and Aaron to talk about the franchise and other horror movies that intersect with game design topics. We mention Phantasm, Cube, Circle, Tremors, and a lot of other movies. A fun discussion just in time for the spookiest month of the year!

Shout Outs

  • Saloum: An African horror thriller film currently on Shudder. Beautiful, intriguing, and unforgettable
  • Scorn: A horror adventure video game with a biomechanical aesthetic.
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing: A fantasy film about a writer and a genie, from director George Miller
  • Forgive Me Father: A Lovecraftian FPS with an old school design. Mow down hordes of cultists with a tommy gun. What’s not to love?
  • Shining the Holy Ark: A Sega Saturn RPG with some unique features.
  • Happy Endings: An autobiography of Bella Green, a comedian and sex worker.
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley: Animal Crossing but with Disney characters.
  • Floodlight: A drum and bass album where all proceeds go to disaster relief for flooding in Pakistan.
  • Quantum Leap: It’s a reboot of the 1980s show.

Music: Floodlight DnB Aid for Flooding in Pakistan

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