My Co-Producer Brady Dolan, says he didn’t do all that much, but I feel that he kind of carried hard on this podcast. He had such a great way of explaining the Journey game to me, so I wouldn’t feel left. Of course, I watched a let’s play, but it’s never quite the same as experiencing it for yourself. It was nice to have more insight before completing this final podcast. Having already completed the Portal podcast beforehand, this allowed me to breeze through the process as I had experience producing and editing the audio files and completing the transcript. I was proud of our group because we struggled the first time. Now, I can say that if needed in the future a podcast will be no big deal.
The primary goal of this episode was to produce something that allowed the audience to experience a game like Journey without having to play it through because if you don’t have the right frame of mind, most will get bored. We wanted to emphasize the process of walking by yourself throughout the barren wasteland and make spiritual references to. The game indirectly showed players how to find a spiritual sense of peace through a desert of nothing. Much like today we are all getting through this pandemic, but without a sense of trying to become more emotionally or spiritually stable then it will be difficult. This game gives some of the tools necessary to find inner peace even though most will blow this off and focus on the colors presented, the absence of sound is more important which is what we emphasized the most in portraying the spiritual journey.