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E31 Spiritfarer

E31 Spiritfarer

Ben and Tao step aboard a floating shanty town in the purgatory of Afterlife, meeting spirits and harvesting crops in 2D platformer farming sim, Spiritfarer. Ben is grumpier than usual, testing the question, ‘How bad tempered is too bad tempered to record a podcast?’ While Tao stoically hunts for redeeming game design features. It’s an admirable effort. The duo touch on minor story spoilers but nothing that would detrimentally affect gameplay more than the game mechanics themselves. (Guess who wrote these Show Notes?)   Content Warning: PEGI 13. Cancer, protracted dwelling on death, dead kids. It’s a bundle of laughs.   Clarifications:

  • All Spiritfarer game music is composed by the brilliant, Max LL

  • The YouTuber Ben refers to is Jack Pierce, with his video, The Power of Music in Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSkJFs7myn0

  • Othercide is a horror-themed tactical role-playing video game developed by French independent video game development studio Lightbulb Crew and published by Focus Home Interactive. The game was released on July 28, 2020.

  • Agricola is a board game Tao loves and Ben is rubbish at. Both recommend it: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31260/agricola 

Audio extracts:

  • Oasis - Live Forever

  • Back to the Future 2 - music by John Williams

  • Ayub Ogada – Kothbiro (from ‘The Constant Gardener’)

  • Rhod Gilbert at the Comedy Store

  • John Denver - Thank God I'm A Country Boy

  • Stardew Valley OST by Eric Barone (who also did everything else in that game. The whole shebang.)

  • A Clockwork Orange

  • Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Jesus Christ in Richmond Park - Fenton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GRSbr0EYYU

  • Circle of Life - The Lion King by Elton John

  • Breath of the Wild OST - original score composed by Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata, and Hajime Wakai

  • Eastenders - Julia's Theme (sad theme)

  • Jack Pierce YouTube Channel - The Power of Music in Film

  • Pyre Original Soundtrack - Downside Ballad by Darren Korb

  • Othercide

  • Man of Steel directed by Zack Snyder feat. Henry Cavill

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