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CoolGames Inc

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Griffin McElroy and Nick Robinson created a new video game every week with your help.

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Griffin McElroy and Nick Robinson created a new video game every week with your help.

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iTunes Ratings

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CoolGames Inc

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Griffin McElroy and Nick Robinson created a new video game every week with your help.

Grandma Wants It Al Dente(feat. Chris Grant)

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Nick and Griffin co-develop their debut video game: the world's first SmartGlass-enabled pasta-shaman roguelike, Grandma Wants It Al Dente. Guest starring Polygon editor in chief Chris Grant.

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Jan 27 2016

53mins

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Cook For Cube (feat. Justin McElroy)

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Griffin McElroy and Nick Robinson delve into the dark truths behind Pokéball metaphysics, DJ Hero 2 turntable compatibility, Jonathan Blow DDoSing GameFAQs, and the untapped concept of 'social permadeath.' Special guest Justin McElroy.

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Feb 05 2016

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OLD PERSONα (& Knuckles)

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OlliOlli Oxenfree, Urine Danger, Mr. Bean x Hitman, and so, so, so much more.

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Nov 19 2016

58mins

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Yelp!

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This week, the boys devise a haunted NES Classic, take a few stabs at a Carmen Sandiego reboot, and ultimately create a first-person horror game based on 1-star Yelp reviews.

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Jan 28 2017

56mins

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Property Brothers in Arms: Global Front Door

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After kicking things off with an 8-almond challenge, we dust ourselves off and develop some games — including Breath of the Wile E. Coyote, Adjustin' Timberlake and Shrekken.

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May 06 2017

58mins

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Death Stranding: Ground Zeroes (feat. Dan Ryckert)

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Super Mario Moonshine. Darrenfall. Steal Me I'm Perfect. Mario & Sonic Judge the Olympic Games. Dan Ryckert guest stars.

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Nov 12 2016

1hr 5mins

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Business and Pleasure (featuring Marina from the Splatoon™ series)

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This week, we make DDR Go, a game about adding new bones to your skeleton, and a 4X strategy game about dating world leaders. Also, Marina from Splatoon 2 is there.

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Jul 07 2017

54mins

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Homestuck

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This week, Nick and Griffin are set upon by two special guests: a man with a drill and an audio engineer. They do eventually make some games, though, including a No Man's Sky / Crazy Taxi hybrid, an MGS2 skateboarding role reversal, a game based on Griffin's intepretation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and finally, a game set to revolutionize the survival game genre.

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Aug 12 2016

58mins

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Breeding Amiibles (with SoftHard™ Technology)

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Link's CrossFit Training, a Taken roguelike based with randomized "particular sets of skills," a game where the goal is not to rhyme, and toys-to-life but for marbles.

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Jul 28 2017

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Lexiconquest

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After a few false starts with an anti-tycoon game concept and a Miitomo + Tinder hybrid, we settle into what might be our greatest idea yet: a marriage of Scribblenauts and Bookworm Adventures that redefines what edutainment can be.

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Jul 01 2017

51mins

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Breeding Amiibles (with SoftHard™ Technology)

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Link's CrossFit Training, a Taken roguelike based with randomized "particular sets of skills," a game where the goal is not to rhyme, and toys-to-life but for marbles.

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Jul 28 2017

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Barry Bertical's Uphill Jam

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This time around, the boys get all hung up on the idea of a multiplayer cooperative mountain-scaling game — complete with a shaky alliances, werewolf-style lying, and Mountain Justice™.

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Jul 22 2017

57mins

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Business and Pleasure (featuring Marina from the Splatoon™ series)

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This week, we make DDR Go, a game about adding new bones to your skeleton, and a 4X strategy game about dating world leaders. Also, Marina from Splatoon 2 is there.

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Jul 07 2017

54mins

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Lexiconquest

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After a few false starts with an anti-tycoon game concept and a Miitomo + Tinder hybrid, we settle into what might be our greatest idea yet: a marriage of Scribblenauts and Bookworm Adventures that redefines what edutainment can be.

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Jul 01 2017

51mins

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Exquisite Corpse

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We return from E3 chock-full of inspiration, which leads us to design a DDR game for horses, Call of Duty's new wizard class, and a video game loosely inspired by the parlour game Exquisite Corpse.

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Jun 24 2017

54mins

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PoolGames Inc 2.0

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It's E3 time, which means we're once again, despite our better judgment, getting in a hot tub with some friends and some alcohol and recording a wet and wild hot tub episode, featuring just about every friend we could get our hands on. (For the video version of this episode, head to youtube.com/polygon!)

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Jun 17 2017

26mins

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The "V"

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This week, we create one of our greatest ideas yet — a skateboarders vs. mall cops MOBA — only to dash it against the rocks for a chance to make some of that sweet Mark Cuban money.

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Jun 09 2017

48mins

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MorphCorps

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We return from our week of absence to explore Mario & Sonic at the Eurovision Song Contest, Bad Dad Redemption, a competitive news chopper piloting game, and a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds mod that adds a shapeshifting companion.

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May 26 2017

51mins

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Angels in the Paint

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We take a deep dive in Sonic lore, make a game about One Weird Trick, a Weekend at Bernie's-style Splinter Cell game, and a game about celestial b-ball interference.

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May 13 2017

1hr 4mins

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Property Brothers in Arms: Global Front Door

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After kicking things off with an 8-almond challenge, we dust ourselves off and develop some games — including Breath of the Wile E. Coyote, Adjustin' Timberlake and Shrekken.

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May 06 2017

58mins

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The Prestige Goose

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This week, we design a game about a fake zoo, a Spider vs. Man Paragon/Renegade system, an Applebee's based fighting game, and a movie.

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Apr 29 2017

1hr 2mins

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CoolGames Inc in the City

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In this special video episode of CoolGames Inc (available on youtube.com/polygon), Griffin and Nick lay out their plans for Taste Buds, a friends-only cooperative VR food experience.

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Apr 23 2017

18mins

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Gary Potter and the Iguana's Curse Online

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🅱otions class.

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Apr 14 2017

1hr 3mins

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Silhouette of the Big One: Takedown

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This week, we set aside some time to address #Cheetogate, introduce the first in our three-part "algorithmically-generated video games" segment, and then do what we do best: make video games inspired by Burnout 3.

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Apr 08 2017

54mins

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CGI Jr: Vitality Egg

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With Griffin all souped up and Nick reporting in from the South, we've produced a baby-sized episode centered mostly around creating the ultimate proprietary Nintendo peripheral: the Nintendo Vitality Egg.

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Mar 31 2017

37mins

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Mr. Bucket's Stroke Wars

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This week sees us barrelling headfirst into Easter as we reminisce about our favorite holiday traditions — before making a monstrous classic movie / anime hybrid, designing a Shadow the Hedgehog ending-based birthday quiz, figuring out what S.E.X. Tricky would be, and ultimately designing the ultimate minigolf MMO featuring everyone's favorite discontinued 90's tabletop toy.

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Mar 25 2017

55mins

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Munchlax Analysis

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We briefly set aside the video games while Griffin pitches us on his new app that's taking SXSW by storm — and then hop back into our game developer chairs to make games about Borrowers in a snack machine, a cover-based shooter where you're invincible but VERY shy, and a game about being an aging film critic trying to review Pokemon: The First Movie in the year 1999.

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Mar 18 2017

1hr 4mins

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CGI Jr: Oops! All Baileys

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Nick is dying of a mysterious GDC ailment that renders his brain non-functional, so we're doing a half-length episode about bear mascots, a sweetlip emperor-based successor to Dolphin Olympics, and a world full of Cash Cabs.

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Mar 10 2017

31mins

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The Crew: Wet Country

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It's Nintendo Switch launch day, a day that we here on CoolGames Inc treat as a federal holiday. To celebrate, we treat ourselves to a big ol' batch of good, stupid video game ideas, including a game about going to heaven, another about buying a Vita in Reggie Fils-Aime's body, and a alternate history prohibition game so elaborate we don't have time to summarize it in this podcast description text.

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Mar 04 2017

54mins

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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The boys set a new landspeed record for crime confessions in a video game podcast, before diving into a Mario Party 6 microphone reboot, a Santana-driven baseball game, and a Skyrim toilet game.

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Feb 25 2017

59mins

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