The Inner Gamer,

182: Mowin’ and Throwin’, Octopath Traveler and When Should Games Pivot?

August 06, 2018

We have a special guest return to talk all about his 50+ hours invested into Octopath Traveler by Square Enix! We also play more of Lightfall and talk about this awesome 2v2 couch competitve game we found called Mowin’ and Throwin’. It’s a blast and more people need to jump into this game. It’s exhilarating and intense. We can’t wait to have this at our events!

In our news, Ninja reaches 10 million followers, a 7 year old makes a video game, Sea of Thieves releases a new expansion to expand their formula and much more!

Our discussion this week is about when game developers should pivot their studio. Sometimes games start to get stale so when should they either take a risk or return to the basics? This idea came from the recent releases of God of War taking a huge risk with their new game and Octopath Traveler scrapping most of their modern day RPG tropes for more traditional turn-based combat. It’s been successful for both of them but who else needs to follow suit?

Check out our favorite video clips from the discussion every Thursday at our YouTube Channel.

Show Notes
  • 2:22

    Mowin’ and Throwin’

  • 8:27

    Octopath Traveler

  • 24:11

    Light Fall

  • 30:15

    Gaming News

  • 45:22

    When should game developers pivot and take a risk?

  • 1:18:50

    Upcoming Video Game Releases

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