In a very special episode of Game Older, Jonathon explores the primordial history of his computing and gaming life by talking with his dad, who was there to witness it all. Along the way they divert into such tangents as the horrors of VHS tracking, TI-99 machine code, and Microsoft Flight Simulator.
This episode features prominent clips from the album "Home," a self-produced record from the 1970's gospel band P.O.A.
Jonathon's got things to say about Frictional Games' "Amnesia: the Dark Descent"! After trying and failing to put his thoughts down in essay form, he's taken to the podcast in hopes that Andi will be able to extract from him why he thinks that the game is more than just a really good monster closet.
Long imagined but never before realized, I managed to get one of my non-gamer friends to actually play a game and share their experience with me! My father-in-law saw me playing The Witness over Christmas, and didn't want me to leave before I set him up to play it after I was gone. More than that, he totally bought in to engaging with it at a satisfying philosophical level. I loved having the conversation, and I hope you enjoy listening to it.