Ontological Geek Podcast Ep. 2 — Asylums

On the second Onto­logical Geek pod­cast epis­ode, Aaron and I are joined by Amsel von Spreck­elsen and Rowan Noel Stok­vis to dis­cuss the por­trayal of men­tal health asylums in video­games, as well as some other related top­ics. Among the games dis­cussed are Amne­sia: the Dark Des­cent, the Thief games, Bat­man: Arkham Asylum, Dark Souls, Out­last, Broth­ers: a Tale of Two Sons, and To the Moon. […Read more…]

Ontological Geek Podcast Ep. 1

With my fel­low writer at The Onto­lo­gical Geek, Aaron Gotzon, I’ve been work­ing on set­ting up a reg­u­lar pod­cast ded­ic­ated to games, with a par­tic­u­lar focus on music and drama in games. Our first epis­ode went up last month, and we’re aim­ing to make the pod­cast a reg­u­lar fea­ture. The first epis­ode focuses on the music of com­poser Chris Chris­to­doulou, spe­cific­ally his soundtrack for the game Risk of Rain. We also dis­cuss the musical trope gen­er­ally known as the ‘one woman wail’ and delib­er­ate a bit about where it came from and how it works. […Read more…]