The 2007 indie game Passage could be considered one of the standard bearers for the art game genre. Created by Jason Rohrer, for a game jam event, Passage went on to receive a significant amount of attention in the mainstream press with some critics outside of the gaming world claiming it was the first game to make them cry - essentially a proof of concept to some industry outsiders that games could be vehicles for emotion and meaningful expression.
Passage is free and can be downloaded on Jason Rohrer's website: http://hcsoftware.sourceforge.net/passage/ It's only five minutes long, so play it a time or two and listen along to our discussion this week!
Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative.
Outro music: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Please, please make it rain...' by Benjaipod (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03347)