The Electronic Wireless Show Podcast Episode 153: Best Weird Currencies in Special Games
The Electronic Wireless Show podcast is playing at full speed today, as Matthew joins us! Inspired by the reveal of new games like the Park Beyond sim theme park, which uses a resource currently assigned to Amazement, and Strange horticulture‘s Will To Explore, Episode 153 is all about the weird currencies and resources in games.
We have a decent discussion about games and what constitutes a resource (answer: maybe everything). But as Matthew is back, we tell him about how much ice cream he ate at a wedding, and also discuss which mineral we would most like to keep in a safe in our house instead of gold. Sadly, a lot of time is taken mocking Matthew for not using salt, like, at all, but there is a decent cave of lies that is about the most expensive digital things people bought with cash. real.
You can listen on Spotify, or higher, or go directly on Soundcloud where you can download it for later. You can also now chat about the episode on our Discord channel, which has a room dedicated to podcast chat.
The music is by Jack de Quidt, who uses the barter system.
You look like you can use a new t-shirt.
Nate talks about the strange Old World resources, like “legitimacy,” and points out that a lot of Paradox games do the same.
Two of my favorite examples of weird currencies are Fallout’s Caps and Teeth in Alice: Madness Returns.
Nate loves bullet currency in Metro.
Matthew loves the changes to Jurassic World Evolution.
Failbetter has tons of weird currencies and resources.
Planet Zoo accidentally made a warthog saving.