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Checkpoint Intimates is a weekly podcast where two members of the team go one-on-one on a topic that they both feel strongly about, talking in a more deeper and, yes, intimate context.

This week, Elliot and Luke are on board to talk all about asymmetric multiplayer games. Certainly not a common genre, asymmetric multiplayer means that the number of people on each team are intentionally different in number (for example, 1 vs 5 or 2 vs 1). Very unique types of games can stem from this different take on competitive multiplayer, and developers are still trying to figure out a way to make it work while maintaining the clear point of difference from other big multiplayer gaming giants.

We talk about what works, what doesn’t and our hopes for the future of the genre. We also talk about specific examples and what made them commercial successes or failures, including Left 4 Dead, Evolve, Nintendo Land, Friday the 13th and the upcoming Spy Party which Elliot is super hyped about.

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

Asymmetric

 

About the author: Luke

 

Luke is the producer of Checkpoint and also co-host of The Brekkie Bears. He spends his time playing video games, binge-watching TV and hanging out with his German Shepherd, Ziggy and Bernese Mountain Dog, Pandora. They would play video games if their paws could hold controllers.


 

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