Greetings and salutations! The podcast is still running at a slightly slower-than-usual RPM, but the needle is as sharp as ever! This time we’ve set our wayback machine for “medium rare” and head back to the bygone era of the 2010s for the DoubleFine Productions release of Dropchord for mobile platforms. We talk about the joy of producing music, and the joy of playing games, and what it’s like when those two things intersect. Jeremy completes his nefarious plan to force everyone to listen to dubstep… perhaps that was the reason for Video Game Grooves to exist in the first place? Anthony then tweaks the knob and sends us back another decade to look at an unofficial vinyl production of Final Fantasy IV, and we dissect the new storytelling of RPGs in that era, as well as the musical je-ne-sais-quois-ness of Nobuo Uematsu’s work.
We steadfastly cover the news, although it may serve as a reminder for you at this point, and those are never bad. 😉 And for our discussion segment, we look at vinyl from the long view for the new decade, exploring its possibilities for longevity as a medium, and what we think it will be like in another 5 to 10 years.
Thanks for venturing with us into the bold new 20XX future. Keep spinning!
Outro: “Spin Ready” – Dropchord, by Brian White & Brian Trifon
Metal Gear MSX2 (Mondo)
Metal Gear NES (Mondo)
Erica (Black Screen Records)
Paper Beast (G4F Records)
Samurai Shodown (Brave Wave / Limited Run Games)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Laced Records)
Times End – Majora’s Mask arrangement (Materia Collective)
Time’s End II – Majora’s Mask arrangement (Materia Collective)
VVVVVV (Materia Collective)
Space Quest IV: Reorchestrated & Remixed (Qrates)
Space Quest IV: Reorchestrated: Galaxy Galleria (Qrates)
Mighty Switch Force! Collection (Limited Run Games)