Treasure Chest: March 2021

Treasure Chest: March 2021
Sixteen additional recommendations for in-between you could find on our Twitter account last month. These five indie games and eleven jam submissions range from lyrical roguelikes to absurd decision marathons, from tetromino-shaped word puzzles to physically impossible “Snake” variations, and …
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Trash the Planet

Screenshot of "Trash the Planet"
“Trash the Planet” by This Game Is Haunted (Nick Cummings, Ben Morgan, Sarah Morgan, Bryan Brunt & Chris Balcom). “[A resource management] game that subverts clicker mechanics to serve its narrative rather than manipulate the …
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RE:CALL

Screenshot of "RE:CALL"
“RE:CALL” by Matias Schmied, Roy Ryser, Jean Sena, Braian Schuster, Fernando Blöhsel, Facundo Silveira, NNNN & WhiteThorn Games. “[You] play through the memories of the character [you are] controlling. Your actions inside these flashbacks have immediate consequences …
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SELF

Screenshot of "SELF"
“SELF” by Logan Forman, Matthew Hobbs & Connor Grail. “[Recover] the fragments of your [self and] be touched by the higher being[.]” In “SELF” you control a small soul that wants to recover all parts of itself. However, …
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The Space in Between

Screenshot of "The Space in Between"
“The Space in Between” by Sondering Studios (Emily Pitcher, Elizabeth Han, Julia Lee, Wei, Alan Guan, Richard Cheng, Hayden Nuyens & Ray Hsiao). “[This game is] an emotional dating [simulation] about Asian-American identity, mental health, and stargazing. …
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Integer

Screenshot of "Integer"
“Integer” by Elliott Treinen. In the shadows of “Integer” you will find a mysterious apparatus. Its use is unknown, but a lone string dangles from above, inviting players to pull it. If this is done, after a short time …
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THAT NIGHT, STEEPED BY BLOOD RIVER

Screenshot of "THAT NIGHT, STEEPED BY BLOOD RIVER"
“THAT NIGHT, STEEPED BY BLOOD RIVER” by Taylor Swietanski. Rarely have I played a game that refuses its own descriptiveness as much as “THAT NIGHT, STEEPED BY BLOOD RIVER”. It is like a mystery that everyone can see, but …
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If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers

Screenshot of "If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers"
“If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers” by Dead Idle Games (Laura Hunt & Thomas Möhring). “[A] narrative-driven point-and-click adventure that explores the stories of four different characters in a masked ball taking place on a train in the late …
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Care Package Bundle

Care Package Bundle
“Care Package Bundle”, featuring games made by JUSTCAMH, ClockMaker, Danyon Huntington, Chloe Harris, Gregory Lee, Kultisti, ZIK, Guille Barrios, Juan Bautista Newton, Stradex, ThanielPIN, Alice Jankowska, Popfan & …
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