Butterscotch ShenaniJam 2018: Treasure Chest #63

Screenshot of "Sandwiching The Void"

“Sandwiching The Void” by Kwisarts.

Pick three of nine partly conventional, partly very strange toppings and add them to the void sandwich. Would you like your sandwich to be covered with code and a galaxy, garnished with a slice of cheese? That is no problem whatsoever. But you should ask yourself if that is really necessary. Maybe you can enjoy the void too, because it has its own kind of beauty. A wonderfully pixelated point and click game with a pinch of metanarrative.

Screenshot of "P i e c e s"

“P i e c e s” by Ango (with music by Kai Engel, videos by Sergey Klimkin and pictures by Vanessa Jenkins, Aleksandr Slobodianyk, Jakub Novacek & Karol Dach).

This jigsaw puzzle features actual video footage as motifs, making it harder, but also more interesting to solve them. In addition, it is fascinating that this mechanic also gets used to tell the story of two former lovers and the subsequent emptiness in one of them after their breakup.

Screenshot of "GIRLS OWN THE VOID"

“GIRLS OWN THE VOID” by Emma Daues (with music by Eric Skiff).

With a beautifully strange sense of humor, this Bitsy game tells the story of a girl who is told by a rude boy to make him a sandwich. In fact, she immediately has a recipe in her head: A void sandwich must be produced, which will teach him some manners. But for that the girl needs some ham strips, a bit of salt as well as a tomato. Never before tasted the matriarchy’s revenge so delicious.