The Weekly Jump http://hd1jump.com Entertainin' • Gamin' • Newsin' Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:30:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Entertainin' • Gamin' • Newsin' How Do I Jump yes How Do I Jump hd1jump@gmail.com hd1jump@gmail.com (How Do I Jump) Entertainin' • Gamin' • Newsin' The Weekly Jump http://hd1jump.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/logo_for_iTunes.png http://hd1jump.com The Weekly Jump 167 – The Legendary Pun Off http://hd1jump.com/the-weekly-jump-167/ Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:00:54 +0000 http://hd1jump.com/?p=4428 http://hd1jump.com/the-weekly-jump-167/#respond http://hd1jump.com/the-weekly-jump-167/feed/ 0 <p>How Do We Stop!? We kick off talking about Dream Daddy begin what will be the inevitable mind breaking of us as a pun off is declared, following up with some talk of Destiny 2 PC beta. Swery has got a new game coming to Fig crowd funding and we are incredibly excited to see […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com/the-weekly-jump-167/">The Weekly Jump 167 – The Legendary Pun Off</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com">How Do I Jump?</a>.</p> The post The Weekly Jump 167 – The Legendary Pun Off appeared first on How Do I Jump?.

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How Do We Stop!? We kick off talking about Dream Daddy begin what will be the inevitable mind breaking of us as a pun off is declared, following up with some talk of Destiny 2 PC beta. Swery has got a new game coming to Fig crowd funding and we are inc... How Do We Stop!? We kick off talking about Dream Daddy begin what will be the inevitable mind breaking of us as a pun off is declared, following up with some talk of Destiny 2 PC beta. Swery has got a new game coming to Fig crowd funding and we are incredibly excited to see […] How Do I Jump yes 1:09:22
The Weekly Jump 166 – Everything Goes Back to Devil May Cry http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-166/ Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:00:05 +0000 http://hd1jump.com/?p=4402 http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-166/#respond http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-166/feed/ 0 <p>  *insert douchy sounding Jackpot!* We kick off by talking about who would make good exterminators, as we than kick off in Hollow Knight and how god damn amazing it is! From there we look into Telltales Batman Season 2 as we talk about where the season might go with its new villains. We talk […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-166/">The Weekly Jump 166 – Everything Goes Back to Devil May Cry</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com">How Do I Jump?</a>.</p> The post The Weekly Jump 166 – Everything Goes Back to Devil May Cry appeared first on How Do I Jump?.

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  *insert douchy sounding Jackpot!* We kick off by talking about who would make good exterminators, as we than kick off in Hollow Knight and how god damn amazing it is! From there we look into Telltales Batman Season 2 as we talk about where the season...   *insert douchy sounding Jackpot!* We kick off by talking about who would make good exterminators, as we than kick off in Hollow Knight and how god damn amazing it is! From there we look into Telltales Batman Season 2 as we talk about where the season might go with its new villains. We talk […] How Do I Jump yes 1:13:11
Kitfox Games | The Shrouded Isle http://hd1jump.com/kitfox-games-shrouded-isle/ Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:00:57 +0000 http://hd1jump.com/?p=4388 http://hd1jump.com/kitfox-games-shrouded-isle/#respond http://hd1jump.com/kitfox-games-shrouded-isle/feed/ 0 <p>Investigating Jongwoo of Kitfox Games about The Shrouded Isle.   Review Here   In this cult manager, there are sinners aplenty, and not all are eager to confess. Each member of your community has 2 hidden traits - one virtuous, one heretical. If you’ve earned the favor of their House, you may investigate their reputation. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com/kitfox-games-shrouded-isle/">Kitfox Games | The Shrouded Isle</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com">How Do I Jump?</a>.</p> Kitfox Games about The Shrouded Isle.   Review Here   In this cult manager, there are sinners aplenty, and not all are eager to confess. Each member of your community has 2 hidden traits - one virtuous, one heretical. If you’ve earned the favor of their House, you may investigate their reputation. Otherwise, you may appoint them to your seasonal council and watch their work for clues.   https://youtu.be/28KYi1AhSME

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Investigating Jongwoo of Kitfox Games about The Shrouded Isle.   Review Here   In this cult manager, there are sinners aplenty, and not all are eager to confess. Each member of your community has 2 hidden traits - one virtuous, one heretical. Investigating Jongwoo of Kitfox Games about The Shrouded Isle.   Review Here   In this cult manager, there are sinners aplenty, and not all are eager to confess. Each member of your community has 2 hidden traits - one virtuous, one heretical. If you’ve earned the favor of their House, you may investigate their reputation. […] How Do I Jump yes 37:36
Review: The Shrouded Isle http://hd1jump.com/review-shrouded-isle/ Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:00:32 +0000 http://hd1jump.com/?p=4356 http://hd1jump.com/review-shrouded-isle/#respond http://hd1jump.com/review-shrouded-isle/feed/ 0 <p>You’ll have to make a few sacrifices. Literally. It started at the triannual Ludum Dare game jam. The prompt was “You are the Monster.” Kitfox, creators of the indie RPG Moon Hunter, came in second place with this creepy, gothic, text-based simulator. In The Shrouded Isle, you play the leader of a cult that has […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com/review-shrouded-isle/">Review: The Shrouded Isle</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com">How Do I Jump?</a>.</p> You’ll have to make a few sacrifices. Literally. It started at the triannual Ludum Dare game jam. The prompt was “You are the Monster.” Kitfox, creators of the indie RPG Moon Hunter, came in second place with this creepy, gothic, text-based simulator. In The Shrouded Isle, you play the leader of a cult that has three years to prepare the flock for the end times. The preparations include rooting out sin, appointing advisors to guide the flock, and then sacrificing one of them at the end of the season. Fun for the whole family!
Squelch

The whole family!

So you want to run a cult . . .

The score consists of five virtues; Ignorance, Fervor, Discipline, Penitence, and Obediance. Each has a threshold that the leader has to meet to keep the village from falling apart. The five families in the village are responsible for teaching their respective virtues to the other villagers. Every person in the village has a virtue that gives them a bonus, but they also have a sin that runs counter to the virtues: Knows too Much, Undisciplined, Disobedient, etc. The leader starts the game with a collection of rumors about the villagers. In order to learn more, you must hold Inquisitions. Compliant families require mood is neutral, satisfied, or zealous of your leadership. If their mood dips into dissatisfied or rebellious, then you must give them a seat on the advisory council to find out more. Whenever someone leads their activity, the associated family value increases. Their personal virtue also gets a boost. However, points are taken away depending on their sin. For example, "Knows too much (Scholar -30)" has a negative impact on Ignorance. If the leader of the Book Burnings is also secretly a Scholar, this can lead to some problems. At the time of sacrifice, more serious transgressions yield greater results from the village. For example, the Scholar is a -30 vice, but an Imaginative villager is -20, and someone who is merely Curious is only -10. If you choose a grievous sinner (-30) then the town is happy and the family is begrudgingly accepting of the sacrifice; you don’t lose as much favor with them. If you pick a minor transgression, the town is less happy and the families become outraged. Improper family appeasement can lead to a full scale rebellion and an end to your illustrious career as a doomsday prophet.

Micromanaging and Megalomania

Shrouded Isle Decisions

This is why you never sacrifice a singer in a village trying to summon an elder god.

Along with managing the families, the leader must occasionally deal with incidents in town. His decisions affect scores, stats, and statuses within the families. The situations can be as harmless as a new fashion trend by a Teen (-10 sin), to the Lustful (-20) family member becoming pregnant by the sea. As in, they walked into the water and came out expecting. Just what they are expecting, I’ll leave for you to play and find out. [[OMINOUS MUSIC]] And on top of all that, dreams appear at the beginning of each season, guiding you on just who the old gods want sacrificed. If you take out enough of the major sins, Chernabog gets really petty, asking for increasingly minor vices like the narcissists and imaginative ones. The families don't ever see these visions. You need to tread carefully lest you arouse the ire of a family that feels persecuted. Persecution leads to resentment, resentment to rebellion. Rebellion leads to the Death Star blowing up. I may have strayed on my analogy here.

No, Really, it's cool: Chernabog said so. I think.

They're revolting

They're revolting.

The visions can be frustratingly ambiguous. For example, one season I was told to “find the Scarred one, bring her to me.” It turned out I had two different houses with a “Scarred (-10)” individual. One was obviously a female, the other had a strange name and the illustration wasn’t giving me any help on the gender. Choosing wrong meant I unnecessarily angered a family over a forgivable sin. Another time I was tasked with finding the “Swindler”, and had to interpret that as the “Embezzler (-30)” sin. I chose poorly in both instances. And well, you've seen Wicker Man, right? The Shrouded Isle treads on the shallow end of the game depth pool, apparent after the first couple playthroughs. My first game lasted about 90 minutes, and only got faster after that. After ten games, I discovered a definitive “right” way to play. When I deviated from what was working, I never made it past the second season. The family members only act as playing cards; a mother, father, and four children. The family dynamic doesn’t change if the children become orphans. I would imagine the same would be true if the parents were left childless. Furthermore, appeasing the dreams doesn't have an effect on the end game. In-game the visible effect seems to only be a change in Virtue threshold increases and what new victim you need to appease the doom god. It certainly doesn’t improve your standing with the village. And while the game claims multiple cinematic endings, I got the same one (the good(?) ending) the four times I made it to the end.

The Shrouded Isle Final Verdict

Shrouded Isle Visions

Go home, Chernabog. You're drunk.

Despite the lack of dept, this is solid game design. The soundtrack and art style successfully crafted an uncomfortable, Gothic/antique, creeping doom, horror atmosphere. The character portraits cover the eyes, giving them all a simultaneous sinister and victim feeling, making it easy to send these cultists to their doom. Considering this was built for a game jam, the shortcomings come from a time crunch, not laziness. I could see a full game play out on a much longer timeline. Instead of three years, something like Double Fine's Massive Chalice where you have 100 years of families, generational flaws, and a dwindling (or vastly expanding depending on actions) flock to keep Chernabog happy. But for a game that was built over the course of a single weekend, Shrouded Isle is worth a look. The Shrouded Isle is available August 4th on Steam. The Shrouded Isle Grade: Graphics – B+ Gameplay – B+ Sound – A- Overall – B+
Shrouded Isle Results

The results are in. I have some good(?) news.

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You’ll have to make a few sacrifices. Literally. It started at the triannual Ludum Dare game jam. The prompt was “You are the Monster.” Kitfox, creators of the indie RPG Moon Hunter, came in second place with this creepy, gothic, text-based simulator. You’ll have to make a few sacrifices. Literally. It started at the triannual Ludum Dare game jam. The prompt was “You are the Monster.” Kitfox, creators of the indie RPG Moon Hunter, came in second place with this creepy, gothic, text-based simulator. In The Shrouded Isle, you play the leader of a cult that has […] How Do I Jump yes 37:36
Alyssa Menes – Video Game Composer http://hd1jump.com/ac-menes/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:13:26 +0000 http://hd1jump.com/?p=4343 http://hd1jump.com/ac-menes/#respond http://hd1jump.com/ac-menes/feed/ 0 <p>Chatting with A.C. Menes about all of her music and fun times. Check out her site here and her new album here.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com/ac-menes/">Alyssa Menes – Video Game Composer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com">How Do I Jump?</a>.</p>

Chatting with A.C. Menes about all of her music and fun times.

Check out her site here and her new album here.

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Chatting with A.C. Menes about all of her music and fun times. Check out her site here and her new album here. Chatting with A.C. Menes about all of her music and fun times. Check out her site here and her new album here. How Do I Jump yes
The Weekly Jump 165 – ANYTHING WESTWORLD DOES NOT SOUND BUENO http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-165-anything-westworld-not-sound-bueno/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:00:47 +0000 http://hd1jump.com/?p=4336 http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-165-anything-westworld-not-sound-bueno/#comments http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-165-anything-westworld-not-sound-bueno/feed/ 1 <p>YOU ALL HAVE NO IDEA OF THE WEIGHT OF YOUR WORDS We take about how hype some theme park ideas would be with our absurd question of the week and than go into D23 talks with the reveal of a Westworld/Star Wars theme park. Kingdom Hearts 3 gets a new trailer showing off Toy Story […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-165-anything-westworld-not-sound-bueno/">The Weekly Jump 165 – ANYTHING WESTWORLD DOES NOT SOUND BUENO</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com">How Do I Jump?</a>.</p> The post The Weekly Jump 165 – ANYTHING WESTWORLD DOES NOT SOUND BUENO appeared first on How Do I Jump?.

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YOU ALL HAVE NO IDEA OF THE WEIGHT OF YOUR WORDS We take about how hype some theme park ideas would be with our absurd question of the week and than go into D23 talks with the reveal of a Westworld/Star Wars theme park. YOU ALL HAVE NO IDEA OF THE WEIGHT OF YOUR WORDS We take about how hype some theme park ideas would be with our absurd question of the week and than go into D23 talks with the reveal of a Westworld/Star Wars theme park. Kingdom Hearts 3 gets a new trailer showing off Toy Story […] How Do I Jump yes 1:04:36
No Land Beyond http://hd1jump.com/no-land-beyond/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:25:56 +0000 http://hd1jump.com/?p=4316 http://hd1jump.com/no-land-beyond/#respond http://hd1jump.com/no-land-beyond/feed/ 0 <p>Chatting with Chris and Rocco about their newest LARP No Land Beyond. Their new adaptive bi-monthly (meaning every two months) LARP starting in August! Enjoy the interview and more information about them here. No Land Beyond is a LARP with a strong focus on adaptive writing that gives our players the chance to truly effect […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com/no-land-beyond/">No Land Beyond</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com">How Do I Jump?</a>.</p> No Land Beyond. Their new adaptive bi-monthly (meaning every two months) LARP starting in August! Enjoy the interview and more information about them here. No Land Beyond is a LARP with a strong focus on adaptive writing that gives our players the chance to truly effect the world around them, for better or worse. ​ Meeting bi-monthly players step into the unstable world of the Plateau. A continent surrounded on all sides by a steep drop into darkness where limited resources and warring factions make every day a struggle to survive. Long thought to be devoid of life, recently unspeakable horrors have begun to claw their way out of the dark.

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Chatting with Chris and Rocco about their newest LARP No Land Beyond. Their new adaptive bi-monthly (meaning every two months) LARP starting in August! Enjoy the interview and more information about them here. Chatting with Chris and Rocco about their newest LARP No Land Beyond. Their new adaptive bi-monthly (meaning every two months) LARP starting in August! Enjoy the interview and more information about them here. No Land Beyond is a LARP with a strong focus on adaptive writing that gives our players the chance to truly effect […] How Do I Jump yes 1:39:46
The Weekly Jump 164 – You Are a Metal Gear Squid Now http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-164-metal-gear-squid-now/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:00:34 +0000 http://hd1jump.com/?p=4311 http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-164-metal-gear-squid-now/#respond http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-164-metal-gear-squid-now/feed/ 0 <p>"SISTER! WE ARE ON THE EDGE OF THE NEW 21ST CENTURY!" HOLY SHIT SPLATOON LORE IS DARK AS FUCK! We than talk of Sonic Mania and how risky/brilliant idea may or may not be, than Destiny 2 information aboard as we talk of story and the some PVP information. We talk on the story and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-164-metal-gear-squid-now/">The Weekly Jump 164 – You Are a Metal Gear Squid Now</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com">How Do I Jump?</a>.</p> The post The Weekly Jump 164 – You Are a Metal Gear Squid Now appeared first on How Do I Jump?.

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"SISTER! WE ARE ON THE EDGE OF THE NEW 21ST CENTURY!" HOLY SHIT SPLATOON LORE IS DARK AS FUCK! We than talk of Sonic Mania and how risky/brilliant idea may or may not be, than Destiny 2 information aboard as we talk of story and the some PVP informatio... "SISTER! WE ARE ON THE EDGE OF THE NEW 21ST CENTURY!" HOLY SHIT SPLATOON LORE IS DARK AS FUCK! We than talk of Sonic Mania and how risky/brilliant idea may or may not be, than Destiny 2 information aboard as we talk of story and the some PVP information. We talk on the story and […] How Do I Jump yes 1:11:58
The Weekly Jump 163 – ARISE FROM YOUR GRAVE HD1J! http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-163-arise-grave-hd1j/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:45 +0000 http://hd1jump.com/?p=4305 http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-163-arise-grave-hd1j/#respond http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-163-arise-grave-hd1j/feed/ 0 <p>WE LIVE!!! We dive head deep into E3 2017 talks as we kick off talking about what we most wanted to see at E3 and have our minds blown at Mario Kingdom XCOM being a thing! Than Breath of Wild DLC and Metroid 4 being brought from the brink of no where! We lose our […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-163-arise-grave-hd1j/">The Weekly Jump 163 – ARISE FROM YOUR GRAVE HD1J!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com">How Do I Jump?</a>.</p> The post The Weekly Jump 163 – ARISE FROM YOUR GRAVE HD1J! appeared first on How Do I Jump?.

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WE LIVE!!! We dive head deep into E3 2017 talks as we kick off talking about what we most wanted to see at E3 and have our minds blown at Mario Kingdom XCOM being a thing! Than Breath of Wild DLC and Metroid 4 being brought from the brink of no where! WE LIVE!!! We dive head deep into E3 2017 talks as we kick off talking about what we most wanted to see at E3 and have our minds blown at Mario Kingdom XCOM being a thing! Than Breath of Wild DLC and Metroid 4 being brought from the brink of no where! We lose our […] How Do I Jump yes 1:28:31
The Weekly Jump 162 – That Time Leo Broke the Seventh Seal http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-162-time-leo-broke-seventh-seal/ Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:10:04 +0000 http://hd1jump.com/?p=4196 http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-162-time-leo-broke-seventh-seal/#respond http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-162-time-leo-broke-seventh-seal/feed/ 0 <p>And triggered the second Space Jam Weekly Line Up of 11-15-16 A Look into Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2 http://hd1jump.com/space-hulk-deathwing-enter-space-hulk-heretics/ - Space Hulk: Death Wing Enter the Space Hulk Trailer http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2016/11/10/meet-your-mass-effect-squadmates-liam-and-peebee.aspx - Two New Teammates in ME: Andromeda http://hd1jump.com/steinsgate-0-time-hands/ - Steins Gate 0 Launch Trailer http://hd1jump.com/gears-war-4-new-maps-incoming/ - Gears of War 4: New Maps Incoming […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com/weekly-jump-162-time-leo-broke-seventh-seal/">The Weekly Jump 162 – That Time Leo Broke the Seventh Seal</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://hd1jump.com">How Do I Jump?</a>.</p> http://hd1jump.com/space-hulk-deathwing-enter-space-hulk-heretics/ - Space Hulk: Death Wing Enter the Space Hulk Trailer http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2016/11/10/meet-your-mass-effect-squadmates-liam-and-peebee.aspx - Two New Teammates in ME: Andromeda http://hd1jump.com/steinsgate-0-time-hands/ - Steins Gate 0 Launch Trailer http://hd1jump.com/gears-war-4-new-maps-incoming/ - Gears of War 4: New Maps Incoming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIpicyfsay0 – Dead Rising 4: Four Play Co Op Revealed http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-11-people-are-selling-the-out-of-stock-nes-mini-with-a-huge-markup - NES MINI Sold out and being sold with a huge mark up http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/12/get-ready-persona-5s-first-english-gameplay-livestream-november-16-2016/ - First Persona 5 English Live Stream http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-14-telltales-marvel-game-is-guardians-of-the-galaxy - Telltales is Making Guardians of the Galaxy http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/ps4-pro-worse-performance-the-last-of-us/ - PS4 Pro is having some trouble https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4VmJcZR0Yg – Ghost in the Shell Official Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uccO2lymQ7k – Last Guardian Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h00f8EGiC6w&feature=share – 15mins of Yooka Laylee

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And triggered the second Space Jam Weekly Line Up of 11-15-16 A Look into Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2 http://hd1jump.com/space-hulk-deathwing-enter-space-hulk-heretics/ - Space Hulk: Death Wing Enter the Space Hulk Trailer http://www.gameinformer. And triggered the second Space Jam Weekly Line Up of 11-15-16 A Look into Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2 http://hd1jump.com/space-hulk-deathwing-enter-space-hulk-heretics/ - Space Hulk: Death Wing Enter the Space Hulk Trailer http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2016/11/10/meet-your-mass-effect-squadmates-liam-and-peebee.aspx - Two New Teammates in ME: Andromeda http://hd1jump.com/steinsgate-0-time-hands/ - Steins Gate 0 Launch Trailer http://hd1jump.com/gears-war-4-new-maps-incoming/ - Gears of War 4: New Maps Incoming […] How Do I Jump yes 1:13:42