The Jam Report: May 2019 (Part 2)

Are you looking for the second part of the May issue of “The Jam Report”? Then you’re at the right place! Here gachapon machines are mixed with excellent storytelling and crazy golf courses wait for your talent, while the most beautiful economics learning game is ready for your curiosity about inflation. Or do you desire to cook or to work as a stunt cat or to collect limbs? Don’t worry, we got you covered.

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“Gacha” by Zhiming Chen & Jewell Popp.

Ever wondered how you could combine a gachapon machine with good slices-of-life storytelling? Here you go!

“GÖLDF” by XMPT Games (Richard Pilot, Ed Moffatt, Brad Roeger & Luke Staddon).

This golf game gets played with coins, which lose some value when they get shot.

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“Heartaker” by lukbebalduke.

He told his inamorata, that he will bring her hundred hearts. But in case he dies while trying to keep this promise, an entity in the underworld might help him out.

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“Inflate Me to the Moon” by Timmie Wong & Kat Jia.

What is this?! A game that teaches you about economic inflation? A cute “Wario Ware”-esque mini game series? Both?!? Well, it’s wholesome either way!

“Jamsterdam” by Ivan Notaros, Ferran Bertomeu Castells & YenTing Lo.

Earn some money in Amsterdam by singing in a jazz band to pay for rising rental prices, food and more.

“Kitchen For One” by Sand Gardeners (Sam Machell & Colin Le Duc).

Cooking. Monotony. Mice. Cooking. Media theory. Windows. Cooking.

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“Knock Knock… The travelling soulsman” by Angry Squirrels (EsquimauPeche, Bolä, Stéphane Grossoleil, Julien Lelievre & Thomas Baudon), megaelod, Illustrason & Thom Pico.

Knock on doors to collect five souls!

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“Lousy Life Lessons” by Janosch, Simon Berger, Marian Friedrich, Juliane Schulz, Frederic Brückner, Charlotte Knodel & Rachel Romanowsky.

This stunt cat platformer features the most amazing cutscenes.

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“missed messages.” by Angela He.

Content warnings: This game speaks about suicide, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and depression. Please take care and stay open about your emotions and mental health.

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“Mr Moneybag” by Daniel Linssen.

You are Mr. Moneybag. Your coins are not just your money, but also your ammunition and your hit points. Buy upgrades and gems, while you delve deeper into the dungeon.

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“Pay Me in Blood” by Casper Jakobsen.

The blue blob must pay an evil entity a precise amount of its blood. To do so, it has to run into spikes and then to move carefully to not be blocked by its own fluids.

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“Pulsation” by Steven Miller.

Find your way to the desired heart by mastering an interesting game mechanic: First you delete some space with the outer circle, then you expand the content of the inner one.

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“Rude Bear Reassembled” by Alex Rose, João Dias & John Pennington.

Collect limbs from weird monsters to exchange them for weapons or other limbs, to run faster and, of course, to hold even more guns.

“SACRIFIGHTS” by Francis Coulombe, Lumpy & CBoyardee.

Love boss fights, swearing demons, blood rituals, sacrifices and pixel art? That’s your game then!


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“safecrack” by torcado.

This poor little safe can’t stand all the money it has inside, so it has to run into monsters to lose the coins, to collect them again and to buy upgrades for itself and the enemies.

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“Seaway” by Constantin Liétard, Thomas Denis, Louis Valet & Maxime Catel.

Beautiful islands wait to be explored by you. Strengthen your ship by collecting island inhabitants or the sailors of destroyed ships.

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“Seed.” by AVAVT, mitus & TQV5964.

Instead of cherishing nature, humanity grubs the forest for their own profit. In this game you play as the nature, trying to stay alive for as long as possible

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“Sheep It” by anstabo, Fluffy_Kaeloky & Hailey Byrd.

To deliver 150 sheep is not an easy task. But instead of just doing all the work yourself, why don’t you just find and activate some grabbing robots?

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“Sick Business” by Nils Kreutzer, Markus Over, Olav Schettler, Matthias WetterEduard But, Gordon Lawrenz, Bjoern Kopiske & Jennifer van Veen.

Good: You run a hospital! Bad: The mafia wants money… So make some!

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“Snek Farm” by Michael Auderer, Angelo Di Rosa & Failpositive.

Who doesn’t want to play a snake, which plants strawberry, watermelon and lettuce seeds? Especially if the snake waters them and grows by eating the plants?

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“Taco King” by Benjamin Soule.

This game is a love letter not just to classic games like “Space Invaders” or “Asteroids”, but to the whole arcade culture itself.

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“The Tail of the Serpent” by Lucas Le Slo.

This amazing puzzle with its 25 levels will left your synapses twisted: Extend your snake with the different shapes to fit the targets exactly or push the boxes.

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“This is your life now” by Renaud Forestié.

Ever regretted a mistake you made in the past and wished to undo it? At least in this game you will have the possibilities. Live a complete life in five minutes.

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“Transfert” by Guillaume Piolat.

Find a way to protect your only larva from these heavy raindrops in this stunningly beautiful game world.

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“utsvulten” by ditto.

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Not A Game Jam Game Jam

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“Vengeful Heart” by Hanuli, Elmo Mustonen, Dray Reed & Dmitry Petyakin.

This visual novel with a cyberpunk setting tells a story about the importance of public water supply.

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“D game” by João Dias, dronehands, Echo_Locations, Mark Ayton, Mechanical Bird, Soulvibes, oozebrood, blender_tommy1441, BinaryUnit, Devolta, ArtyomJam & SatanIsOurCousin.

A wonderful and strange point and click game about flowers, televisions and the sun.

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“nuwiel” by securas.

In this metroidvania you have to find several parts of your crushed ship, like a rocket launcher or the cockpit. With those, you might find the exit of this cave.

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“Station Master” by Ben James.

You have to build a space station and the A.I. Predator will guide you through the process. Build energy generators, but remember: Power is corrupting.

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“My very own train station” by NiklasG & arja.

A train station can be an excellent metaphor for life itself as this game proves. Make decisions, unknowing of the consequences.

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“Last Arc of the Raiders” by Dja_Redona & bb tombo.

An enormous and ancient library, filled with wisdom about mythology, awaits you. A gorgeous jam preview for an upcoming Bitsy game.