GBJAM 8: Crypt o’ Casino

Screenshot of "Crypt o' Casino"
“Crypt o’ Casino” by Case Portman & Joel Cheetham. “Find your way through the casino gauntlet and bring the never-ending gambling nightmare to a halt forever!” Whenever the main concept of a game is partially based on luck, there …
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I Hate You, Please Suffer

Screenshot of "I Hate You, Please Suffer"
“I Hate You, Please Suffer” by scitydreamer. “In a world where adventuring is a common career choice, a recently fired woman sets out on a grand quest to pay her rent.” The RPG Maker game “I Hate You, Please …
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MENU NEW GAME+

Screenshot of "MENU NEW GAME+"
“MENU NEW GAME+” by Steven Sych & Mt. Garnet. “[A] series of menus for games that do not exist.” Game menus are underrated. They are essential to guiding us through a video game experience, but also nearly invisible when they …
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The Hidden Gems #2

The Hidden Gems #2
“Down the Well” by Forgotten Key (Robin Hjelte & more). “Down the Well” is (or rather, was) a demo about exploring a mysterious underworld. The thirty minutes of gameplay are full of high quality dream-like visuals, unique mechanics, …
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E.B.O.N.Y.

Screenshot of "E.B.O.N.Y."
“E.B.O.N.Y.” by Aneninen, Necrophorus, Coldkick, Ferelli, Nauryl, Delira, Xx-Charm, Luna D. VeilWalker, Black, Chi & *Tears*. “The [weirdest riddle game on the internet.]” What is this thing? Okay, so this is a weird one, but I promise it …
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There Was the Moon

“There Was the Moon” by Ben Lapid & Bunso. “We open our doors to you on this eternal night. Under the moon’s gaze, you may enter. [This] is an atmospheric exploration game. The player is tasked with completing a ritual …
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Museum of Mechanics: Lockpicking

Screenshot of "Museums of Mechanics: Lockpicking"
“Museum of Mechanics: Lockpicking” by Dim Bulb Games (Johnnemann Nordhagen) & Lysandra Nelson. “[A] browsable, playable collection of lockpicking mechanics from various games. The intended audience is game developers looking to explore the range of lockpicking mechanics …
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Bitsy Jam (Frog) – Part Five

Bitsy Jam (Frog), Part Five
“Ponding” by Leslie Astier. “Ponding” is bright, colorful and full of singing frogs. There are several amphibians scattered throughout the pond for you to talk to and almost all of them are trilling some tunes. The experience is accompanied …
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Bitsy Jam (Frog) – Part Four

Bitsy Jam (Frog), Part Four
“Krapodorey” by Peter Februar. In the best possible way, this game feels like a single-player version of “Snakes and Ladders” if it was designed by M. C. Escher. “Krapodorey” is a platformer that is filled with trapdoors and secret …
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