Come, sit around the fire and let me and Dave Jackson regale you with a whale of a tale. We are talking Dredge! If you haven’t played yet, the cozy cosmic horror title is one of this year’s best indie offerings. But if that hasn’t pushed you to take up a life on the seas, feel free to listen to our experiences. We start off spoiler-free to give everyone a chance to get a sense of Black Salt Games’ wonderful title before diving into deeper waters with the story’s revelations.
Dredge, the 2023 cosmic horror fishing game by Black Salt Games, marries the explore-gather-craft-explore gameplay loop with cosmic horror. You want to stay out late to gather as many materials as you can…but the night is dark and full of terrors. I'm joined by Jill Grodt, who helms The Indie Informer (https://the-indie-in-former.com/), a fantastic website for all things indie gaming. Check it out! Thank you to Black Salt Games and Team17 for providing a review code! TIMESTAMPS Intros/Personal Histories/Opening Thoughts 1:23 Story Setup 13:18 Gameplay 21:30 Visuals/Music/Closing Thoughts 48:15 SPOILER WALL 1:01:43 Support Tales from the Backlog on Patreon! (https://patreon.com/realdavejackson) or buy me a coffee on Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/realdavejackson)! Join the Tales from the Backlog Discord server! (https://discord.gg/V3ZHz3vYQR) Social Media: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/talesfromthebacklog/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/tftblpod) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TalesfromtheBacklog/) Cover art by Jack Allen- find him at https://www.instagram.com/jackallencaricatures/ and his other pages (https://linktr.ee/JackAllenCaricatures) Listen to A Top 3 Podcast on Apple (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-top-3-podcast/id1555269504), Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/2euGp3pWi7Hy1c6fmY526O?si=0ebcb770618c460c) and other podcast platforms (atop3podcast.fireside.fm)!