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Grumble Pak

Grumble Pak

By Grumble Pak

Join Jasmine and Elijah as we talk video games, tropes, genres, and general feel-good conversations. Also we get mad a lot.
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Indie Games and Polish
Indie Games and Polish
Jasmine and Eli talk about the general state of finished and unfinished games. We begin by talking about the merits and drawbacks of hunting around in the indie sphere, but end off talking briefly about AAA titles and crunch culture. Games are weird.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
31:07
April 26, 2022
FFVII Remake
FFVII Remake
Today, we talk the remake of one of the more popular Final Fantasy titles. Jasmine, our resident FF expert has a lot to say on the matter, and we have a nice chat about the nature of remakes and reboots.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
34:13
March 08, 2022
Spiritfarer
Spiritfarer
Jasmine and Eli talk ThunderLotus' Spiritfarer, a game about letting go and the afterlife. This is a much more mixed episode than we expected, due to some less than stellar experiences we had with the game. There are also some minor spoilers involving game mechanics and Alice's story, be warned.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
35:46
February 22, 2022
Cozy Games Part 2
Cozy Games Part 2
Pull up a blanket and your favorite hot drink. Jasmine and Eli go over some more cozy games to help us get through that gloomy winter feeling. To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
35:06
February 08, 2022
Personal Top 5s
Personal Top 5s
Jasmine and Eli discuss our top 5 games of all time. We chat a little about why we chose each one, some of the games that didn't make the cut, and some things we're looking forward to that have yet to be released.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
37:41
January 25, 2022
Max Gentleman Sexy Business
Max Gentleman Sexy Business
Today we talk about a fun, sexy Victorian business sim. We discuss the game mechanics of being the world's best ditzy capitalist, and agree that consent in horny video games is important and fun.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
29:25
January 10, 2022
Game Dev Tools
Game Dev Tools
Jasmine and Eli talk game dev tools, from programming, to art, to distribution. Our knowledge of programs is pretty limited to what a hobbyist would use, but if you're thinking of dipping your toes into creating games, maybe we can help you find out where to get started! To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
36:47
December 14, 2021
Non-Linear Storytelling
Non-Linear Storytelling
Jasmine and Eli chat about a couple great examples of non-linear storytelling in games, and sort out what we do and do not think counts. We also take another jaunt back into talking about Bloodborne AND Max Gentleman.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
32:00
November 09, 2021
Remakes, Remasters, and Spiritual Successors
Remakes, Remasters, and Spiritual Successors
Today we chat about Remakes, Remasters, and Spiritual Successors, with a lil tangent about DLC at the end. Also we shit on the MCU for a bit. To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
39:21
October 26, 2021
Psychonauts
Psychonauts
Today Jasmine is very generous and lets Eli talk a lot about the Psychonauts franchise. Comparing a bit of both games, and discussing the changes between them. Major spoilers for both games, starting around the 8 minute mark.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
36:11
October 12, 2021
World Ends With You
World Ends With You
Today Eli takes a step back to let Jasmine and special guest Stacie discuss The World Ends With You and its sequel, Neo. Major spoilers warning for both games ahead! To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
49:34
September 28, 2021
Darkest Dungeon
Darkest Dungeon
"Perched at the very brink of oblivion..." Jasmine and Eli go over Darkest Dungeon from Red Hook Studios. Spooky 2d adventure dungeon crawling, and shitting on Lovecraft all in one.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
27:51
August 24, 2021
Spyro
Spyro
Today Jasmine and Eli talk that little purple dragon from the 90s. We start in on a discussion of the Reignited trilogy, pros, cons, etc, and go over some of the other games we know him from. And also dunk on Eli for being bad at Crash Team Racing.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
39:06
July 27, 2021
Farming Sims
Farming Sims
Jasmine and Eli discuss farming sims, and take a couple of tangents onto farm life and fishing. What's your favorite farming sim? To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
25:43
July 01, 2021
The Sims
The Sims
We finally give Jasmine space to talk about the Sims series for 30+ minutes. We talk about the series from start to present, go over a little bit about video games lost to time, and get VERY excited about the New Pokemon Snap (since we recorded this over a year ago now) To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
36:36
June 15, 2021
Bloodborne
Bloodborne
Jasmine and Eli talk about cool spooky Victorian werewolves, punishing game mechanics, stunning level design, and hope sparked by little acts of human kindness in a terrifying wasteland. A lot happens in 40 minutes To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
42:11
June 01, 2021
Minigames
Minigames
Jasmine and Eli have a chat about what makes a minigame, and then what makes a minigame good. Do you have a favorite minigame? To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
26:10
May 18, 2021
Pokemon Snap
Pokemon Snap
Jasmine and Eli discuss the original N64 version of Pokemon Snap, and our memories associated with it. We also get into how excited and worried we are about the new game (even though it turns out most of our fears were pretty off base, whew!). Lets hop in and help Todd take some pictures of wild pokemon!  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
38:04
May 04, 2021
Humongous Entertainment
Humongous Entertainment
Today Jasmine and Eli go way back and talk about Humongous Entertainment's library of games, with a focus on Putt Putt and Freddi Fish. We also get pretty heated about Pixar's portrayal of cars. To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
20:22
April 20, 2021
Dragon Rage 4 - The Rest
Dragon Rage 4 - The Rest
Jasmine and Eli discuss the non-main game Dragon Age content, including mobile games, comics, books, and games produced by studios outside of Bioware.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
48:03
March 29, 2021
Dragon Rage 3 - Inquisition
Dragon Rage 3 - Inquisition
In our third installment of Dragon Rage, Jasmine and Eli talk about Inquisition. A lot about the characters, and uh... something about a guy name Corypheus? Wild. To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
01:35:38
March 22, 2021
Dragon Rage 2 - The Best One
Dragon Rage 2 - The Best One
Today Jasmine and Eli talk about Dragon Age 2. The gameplay, the characters, the politics.... the characters.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
01:26:09
March 16, 2021
Dragon Rage 1 - Origins
Dragon Rage 1 - Origins
The start of our month long Dragon Age series! Jasmine and Eli talk about Dragon Age Origins, the first in the fantasy roleplaying game franchise. A lot of thoughts on characters, background, and a discussion on the writing's intersection with the gameplay. Finally living up to our grumble title.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
48:40
March 08, 2021
Episode 16 - The Bad Game Game
Episode 16 - The Bad Game Game
Jasmine and Eli pit Dissidia NT against Fallout 4 in the fun party game for grumps of Jasmine's own design. Which is the worst game, mathematically? Lets find out. To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
01:02:43
February 23, 2021
Episode 15 - Neopets
Episode 15 - Neopets
Today Jasmine and Eli discuss an old virtual pet game that is still online - Neopets! At the time of recording, Flash hadn't completely been phased out from major browsers, so some of our info might be a little off by the time this episode comes out. To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
29:29
February 09, 2021
Episode 14 - Board Games
Episode 14 - Board Games
It's just like... acoustic gaming, right? From tabletop RPGs to the classics like Monopoly and Risk, today Jasmine and Eli dive into board games. We talk about recent innovations that blur the line between video and board game, and discuss some of our favorite recent games that we've played. What's your favorite board game? To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
42:16
January 26, 2021
Episode 13 - Eastshade
Episode 13 - Eastshade
Serene ocean views, anthropomorphic animals, funky teas - Eastshade has it all. Jasmine and Eli discuss the first game by Eastshade Studios, an exploration rpg where you play as a painter on their way to memorialize your mother on the island of Eastshade.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
28:07
January 12, 2021
Episode 12 - Video Game Food
Episode 12 - Video Game Food
Just in time for all those after-holiday feasts, Jasmine and Eli talk about food in video games. We cover some of our favorites, as well as some of the best mechanics we've come across that include food in some way. To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
38:53
December 29, 2020
Episode 11 - Urban Legends
Episode 11 - Urban Legends
I heard if you use Strength while standing next to the truck, a MEW will come out!! Today we discuss some of our favorite video game urban legends. We stray into Creepypasta and ROM hacks since they fit with the theme as well. Did we talk about your favorite urban legend here? What weird word-of-mouth stuff did you hear about your favorite video game as a child? To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
43:57
December 15, 2020
Episode 10 - Trans Characters
Episode 10 - Trans Characters
Today we talk about a topic close to both of our hosts' hearts - transgender characters in video games. We talk about the good, the bad, from missteps, to coding, to different interpretations of the same character. Who is your favorite trans character in video games? To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
47:04
December 01, 2020
Episode 9 - Hades
Episode 9 - Hades
Today we talk about the new(ish) game Hades! A hacky slashy game with a truly astounding amount of content, and a genuinely charming protagonist.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
29:07
November 17, 2020
Episode 8 - Don't Starve
Episode 8 - Don't Starve
Today Jasmine and Eli go over Klei Entertainment's Don't Starve game. A soft horror survival game with crafting mechanics and a cool actor who only eats meat.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
18:41
September 29, 2020
Episode 7 - Cozy Games
Episode 7 - Cozy Games
Today Jasmine and Eli take a moment to breathe and discuss some of our favorite cozy games that we're playing. Everything is awful, but at least Stardew Valley is here.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
41:15
September 14, 2020
Episode 6 - Cook, Serve, Delicious!
Episode 6 - Cook, Serve, Delicious!
Today we spotlight a game we both enjoy playing. Vertigo Gaming's Cook, Serve, Delicious! And the sequel, CSD!2 To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
19:12
August 25, 2020
Episode 5 - Guilty Pleasures
Episode 5 - Guilty Pleasures
Today Jasmine and Eli talk about games that we like... but that we can also say we know have some pretty major flaws.  Do you have a game you like playing, but feel kind of embarrassed if you get caught playing it? Let us know! We'd love to hear from you. To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod from Incompitech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
36:40
August 11, 2020
Episode 4 - Majesty
Episode 4 - Majesty
Join us as we discuss the 2000 game Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod from Incompitech.comOur intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
26:04
July 28, 2020
Episode 3 - Horror
Episode 3 - Horror
Today Eli and Jasmine talk about their favorite game genre to dunk on, horror games! We're covering weird indie titles, bemoaning our least favorite horror tropes, getting Resident Evil and Silent Hill confused (whoops!), and repeatedly gravitating back toward just talking about Bloodborne over and over again. Content warnings on this on for discussions of gore, ableism, pregnancy, pandemics, spiders, Orientalism, and barnacles. To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod from Incompitech.comOur intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
48:33
July 14, 2020
Episode 2 - Tactics Advance
Episode 2 - Tactics Advance
Today we reminisce about Eli's favorite GBA game, and Jasmine shows remarkable restraint when talking about Final Fantasy. To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod from Incompitech.comOur intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
27:23
June 30, 2020
Episode 1 - Peripherals
Episode 1 - Peripherals
In our introductory episode we talk about the weirdest video game peripherals we can remember from the 90's onward.  To get in contact with us, you can find us on twitter or email us at grumblepakask@gmail.com Jasmine's websites - https://twitter.com/jas_gower http://jasminegower.com/ Elijah's websites - https://twitter.com/EliDeeArt http://eliwennstrom.com/ Our music is by Kevin Macleod from Incompitech.com Our intro is Nowhere Land and our outro is Pixelland
48:15
June 16, 2020