“Tim is off on a search to rescue the Princess.
She has been snatched by a horrible and evil monster.
This happened because Tim made a mistake.”
So begins Braid, a game that captivated me completely just a short time ago. It stretches the bounds of the traditional platformer, interweaving gameplay and story in a way few video games manage so elegantly. Dead though the author may be, I value Jonathan Blow’s extensive thoughts on his masterpiece, so we rallied the troops and got indie game hobbyist Adam Easterling, alongside aspiring game industry pundit Britton Peele and gallbladder-less Kevin Saunders to put Braid into vaguely philosophical context, among many other things. So grab your Move, pull the leg off a giant spider, and get ready for some Mad Beats brought to you in beautiful STEREO sound, it’s BF time!
This Week’s Post-Show Song Pimpage:
“Maenem” by Jami Sieber