Bitsy Jam (Archaeology): Treasure Chest #43

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.).

GIF of "Prometheus Unbound"

“Prometheus Unbound” by Em Lindqvist.

A short, kind of educational game about the Greek myths of Prometheus and Sisyphos, which has a surprising twist in the end.

GIF of "On Tuesday, Trevor Found His Shovel"

“On Tuesday, Trevor Found His Shovel” by Andrew Yolland.

You would be surprised what lays right under your backyard. You might find tires, an old truck, bones of a dinosaur and… Dozens of collars of cats with the same name?! Ask your grandpa about that stuff! What’s very interesting about this jam entry is the perfect symbiosis of the game mechanic and the narrative. Pure ludonarrative harmony!

GIF of "Real Cave Story"

“Real Cave Story” by Peter Februar.

This Bitsy game is a sweet re-narration of a true event: The story about the old drawings by cavemen, which were located in the cave of Mayrières supérieure. In different points of view – like the drawing caveman, the exploring professor, one of the graffiti sprayer as well as one of the scouts – the story will be told and make accessible for you.

GIF of "Welcome Archaeology Enthusiast"

“Welcome Archaeology Enthusiast” by William John Holly III.

Instead of putting us into a real digging space, this game features a bizarre fantasy world, where you can find not just artifacts, but visit weird charactters in their living room as well as be a witness to questions about archaelogy itself. Sounds mysterious? Give it a try then, it’s worth it!