GBJAM 8: Crypt o’ Casino

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“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

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“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+

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“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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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

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“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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Outer Wilds

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“Outer Wilds” by Mobius Digital (Alex Beachum, Kelsey Beachum, Emily Blatnicky, Lanaea Bowie, Lara Colson, Laura Herzberg, Ian Jacobson, Nicholas Kim, Eilish Lambrechtsen, Alena Leontyeva, Alice Li, Wesley Martin, Masi Oka, Andrew Prahlow…
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The Hidden Gems #1

The Hidden Gems #1
“Guts ‘N Goals” by CodeManu. This addictive retro-styled multiplayer soccer game has no rules: Smash, slash, pass, and shoot your way to a goal, while all your actions are driven by your remaining stamina. “Guts ‘N Goals” features multiple …
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Return of the Obra Dinn

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“Return of the Obra Dinn” by Lucas Pope, Rob Townsend, Kamran Nikhad, Jeffrey Pillars, Callan McAuliffe, James McCreadie, Chris Sharpes, Nick Smith, Brian Stivale, Joshua Nicholson, Martin Halland, Ryan Laughton, Piotr Adamczyk, Finnigan …
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