Treasure Chest: September 2019

We are still working through our archivation backlog, so welcome to the September 2019 issue of our revived “Treasure Chest” format! In this article you can find short descriptions, GIFs, screenshots as well as download links of all the eighteen games – twelve jam submissions and six indie games – that we tweeted about back then without writing a full article.

3rd GameShell Game Jam

GIF of "Road Invaders"

“Road Invaders” by Blasin.

Bump with your car into falling blocks, so that two of them match. Also, this juicy arcade game comes along with a dash of “Space Invaders” in the later stages.

GIF of "ShiftQuest"

“ShiftQuest” by Constantin Graf, Jussi Simpanen & André Weiß.

Shift the tiles in the right order to reach the exit, but grab a weapon before fighting enemies.

7th Alakajam!

GIF of "Get High"

“Get High” by Friedrich Hanisch.

Build a tower that is exactly as high as the target height in this tricky physics puzzle game.

GIF of "Little Architect"

“Little Architect” by Benjamin Soulé.

Magically the tower continues to rise, but so does the acid flood. Make sure to stay on top, collect gems and build ladders as well as bridges.

GIF of "Rook"

“Rook” by Raindrinker.

In this mashup of chess and turn-based arena fighting games, you play as a rook. Fight off your enemies, but be careful with your moves.

Bitsy Jam (Echoes)

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“echoes and other poems” by Freya Campbell.

Read three poems about love, all of them visualized with Bitsy.

Community Game Jam

Screenshot of "AAA GAME... FROM THE FUTURE!"

“AAA GAME… FROM THE FUTURE!” by Karl Fayeton, Jean-Michel Clarens, Quentin Herrada & Nelson Malléus.

To start a game from the future is a puzzle itself.

GIF of "Gun Gun"

“Gun Gun” by SlickRamen & Flalcon.

As a cowboy with amnesia, you wake up in the desert and get attacked by bandits – that is at least what you think.

Minimalist Games

GIF of "Laundry++"

“Laundry++” by Juno Morrow.

To be in public spaces as a trans person can lead to scary experiences and harassment, as this short, personal Bitsy game proves.

TigerDev Fall 2019

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“Leit Heist” by Seth Burchfield, Cooper Garvin & Charles Painter.

You are on a heist for three treasures in each level, but better do not let the helicopter spot you.

Indie games

GIF of "A woman goes to a private games industry party"

“A woman goes to a private games industry party” by Rosa Carbo-Mascarell.

This game is about the question why it still matters that the culture in the game industry has to change.

GIF of "Alice's 1997"

“Alice’s 1997” by Oddly Shaped Pixels (Renaud Despinois).

Let this short experimental, beautiful game show you how a simple calendar can be used for great storytelling.

Screenshot of "irori"

“irori” by PomePomelo (Daum Park, Jewell Popp & Zhiming Chen).

In this beautiful prototype you create delicious snacks as a train chief for a hungry adventurer.

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“Ma Puzzle” by Egor Dorichev.

Control gravity to move your character and the crates around in this puzzle game.

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“Plantgotchi” by Natalia Morillo.

Care for a cute little baby pet, so that it can grow up in a lovely environment.


“SHRUBNAUT” by Andrew Gleeson, Niilo Takalainen, Nathan Antony & Maike Vierkant.

Put your trusty grappling hook to good use in this metroidvania to find the exit out of a space garden.

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“Void Golf” by Daniel Céspedes.

Enjoy a round of space golf, while you listen to calming, atmospheric music. Try to use the gravitation of the planets for your advantage.

GIF of "We Become What We Behold"

“We Become What We Behold” by Nicky Case.

Our perception of the world relates a lot to the images we see in the media. This game shows off the possible dangerous effects.