This April we recommended 24 entries made for 15 different game jams. Especially the games of the Bitsy Jam with its special teeth theme and the VAMPIRE JAM have shown that they don’t lack bite at all. But all the other recommendations were amazing as well: We can offer you a pinball-roguelike, a time-paradox-pizza-adventure, a murder mystery with cute ghosts, a gardening game with spaceships and a black hole, a text adventure about a lump, a weird, but serious game which states, why neutrality won’t help against fascism at all and so much more. So check them out!
7DRL Challenge 2019
You’ll need a supple wrist to successfully take down the Pinball Wizard in this physics-based roguelike.
A murder mystery in a haunted house, which is filled with cute, helpful ghosts and hidden clues? Here it is!
Anti-fascist Game Jam
NEUTRALITY IS GOOD FOR YOU.
NEUTRALITY IS SUPERIOR.
OR GET NEUTRALIZED.
Bitsy Jam (Teeth)
Get prepared to learn a thing or two about teeth, fillings and crowns, because the developer of this Bitsy game offers you a look into their dental record.
Meet the coolest duo of teeth any game ever featured: Teeph and Dentura! Can you persuade and get past them?
Do you think that your teeth are not white enough? Do you dislike teeth because of toothaches? Maybe this wholesome Bitsy game will make you see the awesomeness of teeth!
Many kinds of nightmares and body horror stories involve teeth, just like this special Bitsy game. The protagonist squeezes a spot and suddenly a tooth falls out.
Ever had an awful or bad dentist. back in the time you were a child or a teenager? If yes, you might remember the pain and shame. This jam game is for all of you.
Geta Game Jam 7
“Cattac” by Belonzik.
This Sokoban-esque puzzle game features a neat time mechanic: You are allowed to go just a certain amount of tiles and to go back again, which may lead to surprising side effects.
Godot Wild Jam #8
Guide spaceships in the void to gain seeds and plant them. The black hole in the center will regard you with its cute smile.
I Can’t Draw But I Want To Make A Game
“Color Filler” by Spicy Overlord.
A well known puzzle concept executed with great level design: Fill the empty spaces in each level with their correlated color.
“Hobbledehoy” by Jen&Sis Productions.
Uměni is a little girl with fantastic writing skills, but the grim reality of her parents struggles get in her way. Her best friend Rabisco wants to change that.
Ludum Dare 44
A visual novel with a dash of “Depression Quest”, which might help you to understand the spoon theory a bit better, awaits you here.
In this audiovisually stunning visual novel, you play as the monster collector Irene. She captures monsters alive for a research foundation. But one day, there’s a breakout.
Your daughter Abby hates your new partner Margot, so you all have a pizza night. But something is strange…
Nordic Game Jam 2019
This game features several variations of what the first Super Mario level would look like, if the genre changed.
Ever participated in badminton fights against spirits of the underworld? Now is your best chance!
Ever had a lump on your body? If yes, I’m sure you’ve been scared as hell. But maybe… Maybe this lump is different and filled with love?
Pirate Jam 2019
This accurate control-a-mob-at-Black-Friday-in-a-Bezos-store simulator will bring you the best anti-capitalistic vibes.
Stencyl Jam #18
A brave little birdie wants to escape a cavern, but numerous monsters and traps are in their way. But the power ups after each level may help them.
TOM HANKS JAM
To protect humanity from the overthrowing by an Artificial Intelligence, you have to please it with Tom Hanks movies. Yeah. You read that right.
This logic puzzle game has one of the best intro sequences in the history of jam games. It also includes some valid critique about movies with Tom Hanks (and some not so valid).
The nano robots are up to no good, so it’s your job to finish them off in this bullet hell shooter with its hypnotic, circular level design!
In the dark alleys of Los Angeles, vampires try to mind their own business. But not everyone is delighted by their mystical neighbors.