Treasure Chest: April 2021

Treasure Chest April 2021
Since we released a seven-part report on NaNoRenO 2021 last month, we unfortunately had little time to look at many additional games. But at least five jam submissions and one indie game found their way into our hearts this month…
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Beacon Pines

Screenshot of "Beacon Pines"
“Beacon Pines” by Hiding Spot Games. “[A] cute and creepy adventure game within a magical storybook. You play as both the reader of the book and its main character, Luka. Explore the town to find word charms. Use your …
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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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Detours

Screenshot of "Detours"
“Detours” by Mismatched Games (Autumn Rain, Kinsey Erickson, Roscoe Rappaport, Samantha Ivonne Ortiz & Plum) & Jade Leamcharaskul. “[It is] time to move across the country, and the only person with a car is …
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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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