Think Kentucky Route Zero is the Bob Dylan of games for me. I was excited about the first and second episode years ago. It’s text heavy, and it’s got that big, Americana thing going for it. Over the years, I kinda lost track and forgot about it, and I dunno that I even wanna check out how it’s progressed.
I like them good, competent but unremarkable games as before bed games. They don’t keep you up thinking about them. Wouldn’t have recommended the ones I’m currently juggling anywhere else, but hey, Hotel Dusk and For Whom the Frog Bell Tolls are pretty cool.
Adding on to the I met Tyriq stories- I talked to him briefly during a couple outside of GDC events. It was kinda late, and I had been drinking a bit. Ended up in some warehouse converted into a living space in San Francisco, not knowing what to expect. He was with a group of people, and they were all working on game related stuff excited to share and talk about it. It was great!