What is Game Club?
Our community gets together to play a video game, sharing our experiences as a group. Like a book club, but with games.
How does it work?
Game Club is split into rounds, not months. Each round lasts four weeks (28 days). This allows for an even amount of time for each round and ensures each round starts on a Monday.
During each round we encourage everyone to play the game, whether they’ve played it before or it’s new to them, and discuss it in either the Reddit mega-thread or in the new Strt-Slct Discord.
You’ll find links to those at the top of this page.
We’ve opened the Discord so that the subreddit doesn’t become awash with Game Club posts. While we’re very keen for participation, we also recognise some, dare I say most, members won’t be interested.
How are games chosen?
During the first two weeks of a round we’ll also vote for the next game. This gives participants the final two weeks of a round to acquire the chosen game.
The poll will offer a selection of three titles that meet our evolving eligibility criteria, based on hardware ownership polling of our members.
From time-to-time we will have themed rounds, where the selection of games all fit a certain theme.
For example, when Analogue Pocket releases all options will result in a round played on Analogue Pocket. Similarly, we may choose to honour special gaming anniversaries.
Here’s a break-down of how each round will play out.
|Day 1 (Monday)||The round begins, next round vote also opens. I stream the game.|
|Day 14 (Sunday)||The next round vote closes. I announce the winner in the r/AnalogueInc newsletter, giving you time to acquire it.|
|Day 26 (Friday)||I post my episode of Game Club to the Strt-Slct YouTube channel.|
|Day 28 (Sunday)||The round ends.|
Got all that? Great! Get yourself over to the Discord, we’ve got a subreddit chatroom open in there as well as the game club channels!
|Round||Game||Start Date||End Date|
|#1||Ultracore||1st Feb. 2021||28th Feb. 2021|
|#2||Voting Opens 1st Feb. 2021||1st Mar. 2021||28th Mar. 2021|
|#3||Suggestions Now Open||29th Mar. 2021||25th Apr. 2021|