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Lightkeeper Protocol

Welcome to Lightkeeper Protocol! In this limited series we’ll revisit Horizon Zero Dawn and unravel the mysteries of the old ones. Soon after that we’ll join Aloy on her new journey in the Forbidden West and uncover the secrets of new and even more dangerous threats facing humanity. Join us each episode as we discuss the story, game play, and our personal experiences as we dive deep into the world of Horizon.

Executive Producer
Jarret Redding
Jarret Redding
Jarret Redding


Jarret Redding

Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Combat games.

Christina Zammarrelli

Gaming has been a core part throughout Poptarts life. Though her specialty is JRPGs, she tries to branch out and try new things. Most of her time gets put into the MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV, but she still finds time to play new games.

Season 1

Mother's Embrace
January 3rd, 2022

Exploring Mother's Embrace and preparing for the proving.

Mother's Heart
January 3rd, 2022

After living in the wilds her entire life, Aloy finally enters Mother's Heart.

Maker's End
January 21st, 2022

Questions are answered at Maker's End. Then, more questions.

The Hunters Lodge
February 2nd, 2022

Talking about the Hunter's Lodge and Hunting Grounds.

The Jewel
February 11th, 2022

Exploring The Jewel and clearing its side-quests.

For the Werak
February 16th, 2022

Aloy challenges Aratak to become Chieftain!

Season 2

To The Brink
March 17th, 2022

Aloy's feet finally touch the open world as we enter The Daunt

The Embassy
March 31st, 2022

Aloy finally meets the Tenakth at the Embassy.

Death's Door
April 21st, 2022

Aloy follows the trail that Sylens left for her.

No Man's Land
May 26th, 2022

The buffer between the Carja and Tenakth: No Man's Land

The Dying Lands
June 16th, 2022

Enter the home of the Utaru and their sacred cave.

The Eye of the Earth
July 15th, 2022

After six months of chasing dead ends, Aloy finally gets a real win.

The Bulwark
September 29th, 2022

Heading into Sky Clan territory to finish The Broken Sky.