A Game By Its Cover 2018: Treasure Chest #85

What’s a “Treasure Chest” article?

It’s a short text and video compilation of three to five small jam games we really liked for some reason (like core concept, artwork, effort etc.).

Screenshot of "The Fractures in Your Mind"

“The Fractures in Your Mind” by Maggese (Giorgio Carlino & Dario D’Ambra).

Social media are at their core something fantastic, but they can lead their users to create an online persona that does not correspond in all aspects to their own character. They can then almost feel disconnected from themselves, or just fragmented. When you ever felt such a thing and tried to reflect all these pieces and your own relationship with them, then this poetic game will resonate with you. It’s like a beautifully designed and short journey into our thoughts in the digital age.

Screenshot of "Potsu Potsu"

“Potsu Potsu” by Galva.+++ & Snare.

If you also love rainy days like me, then you should definitely play this unusual simulation game. Here you will find some equipment on the floor of your apartment, with the help of which you can conjure up your own perfect rainfall plus the sound design. Are the raindrops too small for you? No problem, one press of a button is enough. You want the patter of rain to get louder? Just move the lever slightly to the right. All in all, a relaxing treat.

Screenshot of "OTHERS"

“OTHERS” by Kai20.

A cycle is a cycle is a cycle is a cycle? You are on a platform where a crowd of people with red umbrellas wander around. Suddenly, the sky opens its doors to you, spreading a white, almost spiral staircase. Will you step up? If so, what will wait there for you? An end is no end is an end is no end. A cryptic alt game with an excellent atmosphere.