NW NERD

the stories that make us nerds

NW Nerd is a podcast with feature stories on geeky interests, as well as talk on current and past issues within fandom and pop culture. 

Episode 15: Hobby games and indie creators

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Chris Rowlands is the creator of the indie game "Under My Bed" and the co-creator of "The Last Garden." (Dyer Oxley, NW NERD)

Chris Rowlands is the creator of the indie game "Under My Bed" and the co-creator of "The Last Garden." (Dyer Oxley, NW NERD)

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Captain America's current story definitely has nothing to do with Donald Trump ... or so the creators claim. LSD can help people with depression, and Dyer knows how to make it socially acceptable in America. Also, we discover Northwest states' guilty pleasures. And Portland's Ground Kontrol is expanding. How many barcades can you name in your area?

This week's feature is on the exploding hobby game scene, the independent creators striving to get their games in your hands, and why the Northwest is a special area for the scene. 

1:45 -- Captain America and Trump
10:00 -- Microdosing LSD to treat mental illness
14:00 -- Ground Kontrol expands in Portland -- how many barcades can you name?
19:00 -- Northwest online guilty pleasures
24:20 -- FEATURE: Inside the indie hobby game scene

Music by Kevin MacLeod and The Doubleclicks.