Wake up, Citizen! Ben and Tao are in festive spirits as they dish out a Christmas feast of sci-fi turkey with roast story spoilers on the side and cranberry DLC toppings in dice rolling space adventure, Citizen Sleeper - to be clear, absolutely not a turkey, by any definition! Your boys riding the mic get lyrical, discussing the overlap between board games and video games, gaming achievements, romance and gender in RPGs, playing good and evil, characters you can root for, and, naturally, Pixel Vision’s Christmas tradition… There’s a multitude of story spoilers after our initial reactions and the Taomun-ologue.
Content Warning: PEGI 12. Pretty PG this one. ‘Tis the season, innit.
Citizen Sleeper’s excellent soundtrack is by Amos Roddy. It’s available on Spotify:
Gareth Damian Martin talks to PCGamer about his personal experience relating to gender and its influence on the game’s development.
The other game by Gareth Damian Martin and ‘Jump Over The Edge’ studios is In Other Waters, which also looks really cool…
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Twelve Days of Christmas - The King's Singers and The Tabernacle Choir
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody
Disco Elysium OST
Weird Al Yankovic - Smells like Nirvana
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
Icewind Dale 2
The Dark Knight
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me
Sunless Sea OST
Shaun of the Dead
Paradise Killer OST by Barry "Epoch" Topping
In Other Waters OST - A Drifting Lens by Amos Roddy
A Plague Tale: Innocence OST
Frank Sinatra - Jingle Bells