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Tycho / on Mon, Sep 30 2019 at 12:47 pm

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What’s Good For The Goose

I heard an interview with Untitled Goose Game creators House House on NPR.  Blink 182 co-signed the Goose at TwitchCon.  Does…  does that mean it’s over?  Has it reached the end of its life cycle and released it spores or something?  Is it even okay to talk about anymore.  The Goose, as geese are wont to do, has ranged far afield of the Monastery and has inserted its ample beak firmly into the greater culture.  But here, while we can still see its wings outstretch’d on the horizon, let us praise this malevolent, chaotic force.

It’s simply a fact that you’re asked to do the sort of works Loki tempt mortals into.  It’s vital to emphasize that what’s being asked of the player isn’t merely a dark menu of cruelties, villainous acts, stains of conscience, but daggers into the heart of human society with the cadence and symmetries of a poem.  You can also make an old man very wet!  It’s a roller coaster ride.

The game is also very surprising in that it’s good.  Not every game that a lot of people like at the same time is good.  That’s understood, right?  There are games you catch, like an illness, because they are going around.  Untitled Goose Game is very conscious in its manufacture and very clever in what it asks.  They put you in some real, real weird positions and then you just get to… feel that, for a while.  Never once in the history of my family has there ever been a game we all sat and watched someone play, like a show - tried to figure out as a single, unified creature.  This is something House House did, and so I have a measure of real affection for this team even if I’ll never know anything more about them than this.  Thank you.

World Traveller Ryan Hartman has just touched down, and he’s ready to continue the journey into The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening we started last week.  Hit the stream now to get spooked with the Design Team, or come by around 2pm PDT to join us in a delightful little diorama.

(CW)TB out.

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