Month: May 2014

Abnormal Mapping 8: British Numerical System

Ace pilots Matty “Cupcake” Marko and Jackson “Ginger” Tyler fly through the enormous Library of the Giants, where the giant tombs of Video Game Lore are stacked to the heavens. Whether they have been shrunk or the pillars of writing have grown is beyond the pay grade of these two intrepid wingmen, but as they juke around zines and loop through forests of critical theory they arrive at their destination: Fortress Games Podcasts. Their payloads are ready, a full tactical strike of thermonuclear cast, meant to eradicate the enemy and wrest victory from certain defeat. They squeeze the triggers, and await orders to fire.

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Covered this month:

Our games reading list, which you can find in the header above or just click here!

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

Next Month’s Game Club Game:

Beyond Good and Evil

Music in this Episode

Blown Away by Kevin McLeod
A Letter to Edge by Chris Remo
Liberation of Gracemeria by Keiki Kobayashi
Remember Me Main Title by Olivier Deriviere
Thexder Main Theme by Kohei Ikeda

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Let’s Play: Blackwell Unbound

The Blackwell family’s middle medium takes center stage as we head to the 70s to Rosa’s aunt Lauren, who spent her time being a bitter paranormal investigator/rescuer with ghost-in-tow Joey Malone. Knowing how Lauren ended up in Blackwell Legacy means the pall of inevitable doom looms overhead, as dark and foreboding as the endless night of New York City in the 70s.

Blackwell Unbound is the second of the Blackwell series of adventure games from creator Dave Gilbert. You can find his games at

Abnormal Mapping 7: Christine Love Gameography

Hey everyone, welcome to our first very special episode, of a hopefully long-running series called Gameography! If you need to know what Gameography is, take a look at this prior post explaining it. If you insist on the tl;dr version, we picked a game maker we really liked and played through her entire history of games and talked about them as a whole body of work. In this case, our first subject was one of our favorites, Christine Love!

I have to admit, we were very nervous going into this episode, trying to do something a little different than usual. As such, we would love any sort of feedback about our process, and anything we might do better next time a gameography episode happens. As always, you can bother us on twitter, or email us at abnormalmappingpodcast  @

You can find the episode above, obviously, or you can download it directly HERE. iTunes links and the usual are along the side, and what follows is the full game list, plus what we’re playing next month and the usual list of music used in the episode. Please enjoy!

Gameography: Christine Love

Next Month’s Game:

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

Music This Episode

Blown Away by Kevin McLeod
The Stars Come Out by Brother Android
It’s Not Ero by Isaac Schankler (feat. Senah Kim)