Side-Quest 125. Cozy Wozy Game Time

Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! This week, we’re talking about what makes a game cozy? Our cozy games aren’t particularly Cozy(tm) games.

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The Topic

What defines a cozy game? Why have these sorts of games become more prevalent recently? What is the distinction between a “cozy” game and a “wholesome” game? How can a cozy game stand out from the crowd of other cozy games?

The Actual Discussion

We talk about the differences between what we find cozy and what actually defines a cozy genre. We also identify how cozy elements have snuck their way into AAA games, and how we appreciate when cozy games also let themselves have edges to them. Also, we compare Breaking Bad to Squid Game for some reason.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re doing our end of the year special!

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