• Summary

  • Minigame is a bite-sized dive into why we love video game stories. Twice a month, Michael Farris explores how video games are more powerful and more meaningful than ever. These are the stories that stay with us long after the galaxy is saved and the final boss is defeated.
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Episodes
  • Adrift in the Afterlife of "Summerland" - An Interview With Developer Conner Rush

    Jan 24 2021

    Conner Rush of Fyre Games joins us to discuss game development, becoming an overnight success on TikTok, and his new game Summerland. Summerland is available for free on Steam and itch.io 

    Conner's Social Media:

    • fyregames.com
    • twitter.com/fyregamesreal
    • tiktok.com/@treasureman

    Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris.  Each bite-sized episode dives into the themes or central ideas of our favorite games in 10 minutes or less. Subscribe to Minigame wherever you listen to podcasts and follow Minigame on Twitter.

    Visit Lore Party:

    • Twitter & Instagram: @lore_party & @minigamepodcast
    • Michael’s Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok: @farristhewheel
    • Website: loreparty.com
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    24 mins
  • Halo, Destiny, and The Role of Lore

    Oct 18 2020

    The stories of Halo and Destiny can be confusing. In this episode of Minigame, Michael (@farristhewheel) tries to unpack not just the stories of these two series, but the overall role of lore in a games’ story.

    Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized episode dives into the themes or central ideas of our favorite games in 10 minutes or less. Subscribe to Minigame wherever you listen to podcasts and follow Minigame on Twitter.

    The Complete Story of Destiny! From origins to Shadowkeep [Timeline and Lore explained] by “My name is Byf” on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mbDXvDNqTU

    Visit Lore Party:

    Twitter & Instagram: @lore_party & @minigamepodcast

    Michael’s Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok: @farristhewheel

    Website: loreparty.com

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    7 mins
  • The Small Vastness of the World of ‘Hitman’

    Sep 20 2020
    It’s easy to get burned out by the size of many open world games. Especially if it’s just for show. The Hitman series is a prime example of how smaller worlds can feel huge and present opportunities for new ways players can create their own stories. Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized episode dives into the themes or central ideas of our favorite games in 10 minutes or less. Subscribe to Minigame wherever you listen to podcasts and follow Minigame on Twitter.
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    9 mins

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