Treasure Chest: January 2021

Finally, the “Treasure Chest” series has also arrived in the new year! The January issue recaps all fourteen jam submissions we recommended last month outside of the regular articles on our Twitter account. This time you can learn magic tricks, play an unconventional kind of chess, free an eldritch god from a box, or just stare at the sky.


Bitsy Community Secret Santa 2020

Screenshot of "All My Xmas Is In Texas"

“All My Xmas Is In Texas” by Ben Bruce.

Even Santa Claus needs to go with the times. His assistent elf Jira can still teach him something.


Screenshot of "I asked for a skateboard for Christmas"

“I asked for a skateboard for Christmas” by Chelsea Stearns.

Some gifts come with the anticipation of a new life (and exaggerated expectations).


Bitsy Jam (Clouds)

Screenshot of "cloudspotting"

“cloudspotting” by Dri Tattersfield.

In this beautiful tiny Bitsy game, clouds are used as a metaphor for gender identities and their interpretations.


Finally Finish Something 2021

Screenshot of "Maze: The Ritual"

“Maze: The Ritual” by Ian Bechtold.

Activate all three shrines in this maze to liberate R̴̡̢̥̥͉͑̒͠ͅE̵̪͐̍̋D̴̗̩̬͙̯́̾A̶̘̦̹̿̓́̊̅C̴̉̈́ͅT̷͈͓͙̰͛͌̋E̷̡͆͐͒̀͠D̴̩͎̠̲̓̓̒.


Screenshot of "My Dream Job: How I Survived Job Hunting in Animation"

“My Dream Job: How I Survived Job Hunting in Animation” by Joanie Rich.

This Bitsy game shows how working unrestrainedly for one’s dream can turn it into a nightmare.


GBJAM 8

Screenshot of "Pikupals: Picross + Aliens"

“Pikupals: Picross + Aliens” by Fredison, Pyromantic & Dmytro Nebesh.

Rescue aliens by solving nonogram puzzles and then use their powers to solve some more.


Godot Wild Jam 29

Screenshot of "Hare Magic"

“Hare Magic” by John Boyle, Sophia Hsu & Paul Hsu.

Learn, practice and perform the secret bunny magic tricks to gain fame and thus access to the kingdom’s castle.


Ludum Dare 47

Screenshot of "A Monster Hunter Story"

“A Monster Hunter Story” by Harambert.

Your first mission as a monster hunter leads to the death of your father, but an unholy deity decides to help you. Maybe.


Screenshot of "Ebontale"

“Ebontale” by JUSTCAMH & ClockMaker.

Learn magic spells, fight the Goblin King and stroll through Piamont City in this special role-playing game where audio is key.


OST Jam

Screenshot of "A Flutter of Silicon Wings"

“A Flutter of Silicon Wings” by Andrew C. Wang.

As a butterfly, collect as many flowers as you can while roaming an ever-growing, dangerous forest.


Screenshot of "Pawndamonium"

“Pawndamonium” by Benjamin Burnes.

Transform your chess pieces into other types to prevent your bottom row of squares from being sacrificed to the void.


Physics Jam (8 Bits to Infinity)

Screenshot of "Newton's Nightmare"

“Newton’s Nightmare” by Ludivine Cormier, Joshua McLean & Raindrinker.

Fight the famous scientist with the help of his major discovery and caterpillars.


Summer Novel Festival

Screenshot of "Remember Mary"

“Remember Mary” by Edward Atkin & Mark Mauer.

Explore the boundaries of good and bad as well as reality and imagination with Mary.


Weekly Game Jam 182

Screenshot of "Tentaclescape"

“Tentaclescape” by Jarett Langton & roman_hyacinths.

Help the imprisoned Cthulhu free himself by completely filling the box with his simultaneously moving limbs.