Inside by Playdead – Horror in Indie Video Games

Horror, Indie Video Games, and Deeper Insights – This Week We Play INSIDE by Playdead!

Casual gamer Justin Weaver and serious gamer Ryan Swindoll are joined by The Story Geeks co-host Sandra Dimas to dig deeper into Inside, a horror indie video game by Playdead!

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Digging deeper:

  • Inside (the game) can take around 3 and a half hours to complete and rewards replay. It can also be viewed on YouTube with or without a player commentary in less than 2 hours.
  • IGN gave this game a 10 out of 10.
  • It is the “spiritual sequel” to Playdead’s first game Limbo.
  • This game is rated M for blood, gore, and violence.
  • Spoiler warning: We jump right into the content and experience of this whole game.
  • What does a game that centers heavily on mind control have to say about the value of individuals?
  • The game’s creators have said very little about the meaning of this game, so how do we handle the variety of possible interpretations?
  • Is the monstrous Huddle (or “Human Meatball”) the most human thing in the game?
  • How can we find hope in such dark stories?
  • Let us know what you think. Do you agree with our conclusions? Did we miss something? We want to hear what you think is going on Inside.
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