Treasure Chest: August 2019

With the relaunch of the website, the time of our monthly Jam Reports came to an end. But as we still do small recommendations without any written article for many jam and indie games on our Twitter account, we thought we should revive the monthly report series under a more fitting label. Those of you who follow our work for years know, may still remember another compilation series we did: The Treasure Chest! And here it is again.

Our plan is to give all the smaller recommendations we did on Twitter a monthly compilation article, so that you can find them all in one text – including short GIFs, descriptions and links. As we have to go through our whole archive since August 2019, it might take a while until we are completely up-to-date and make it a real regular thing, but we try our best. After all, we are curators as well as archivists. So for now, enjoy this compilation of 15 games!

A Game By Its Cover 2019

GIF of "Demon Burst"

“Demon Burst” by Victor Moura.

Switch between three weapons as you fight against deadly demon wheels, skeletons, ghouls and more in this beautiful retro action game.

GIF of "Mage March"

“Mage March” by Li Zilles, Tim Plummer, Edward Neira, David Kelly & more.

Destroy enemy props with fire spells, so that the kitty mage makes it to the end of the stage play.


“ROUND TABLE” by Sweet Heart Squad (Sean S. LeBlanc & Michael Hetman).

The queen is dead, long live the new queen. Well… Maybe, at least. It depends on your actions.

GIF of "UpGolf!"

“UpGolf!” by Callum Carr.

Destroyable surfaces, cannons, conveyor belts – this minimalistic looking golf platformer with its great level design has it all.

Community Game Jam

GIF of "Beyond Truth"

“Beyond Truth” by Michal Potakowski.

The instructions in this little atmospheric meta game are lies, but maybe you can figure out your way to the truth.

GIF of "Liar Band"

“Liar Band” by Michael Prigione.

In this colorful and tricky “Guitar Hero” version, the showed arrows don’t fit the actual control scheme.

GIF of "The Tutorial"

“The Tutorial” by Attu Games (Eva Balikova & Lukáš Navrátil).

Remember the golden days, where game tutorials wouldn’t lie to you? Well, they are definitely over.

Extra Credits Game Jam #5

GIF of "I wanna be the GUI"

“I wanna be the GUI” by joqlepecheur.

Play as a learning GUI and fulfill some tasks like localization and updating life points in this short meta puzzle game.

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“[…]” by raespark, Zolaire & Oelderoth.

Your friend tells you about some personal news, but you have to interpret them your way. A game as projection.


GIF of "Barrel Bash"

“Barrel Bash” by Michael Hoen.

An adventure loving armadillo wants to be shot from one barrel to another. Don’t let it fall down!

GIF of "Tachypsychia"

“Tachypsychia” by Lateralis.

Be patient in this beat’em’up-shooter, because your munition is limited. But you can occassionally stop time, so just steal some.


GIF of "Heart"

“Heart” by Matt Havik.

Collect all colored shards of an empty heart to progress to the next level in this cute puzzle platformer.


“ZIGZAG” by Daniel Linssen.

Chase after the highscore in this slalom arcade game.

8 Bits To Infinity: GB30 Jam

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“Gunship” by Darylsteak.

In three different levels you have to shoot down groups of fiend helicopters, airships and the giant boss enemies.

GIF of "Star Jammer"

“Star Jammer” by Ben James.

Find the exits of the three sections of a hostile space station in this charming retro platformer shooter.