In October 2019, we were quite busy with writing articles about amazing submissions for the Ludum Dare 45 and many other games. Nonetheless, we wrote small recommendation tweets for 46 more games – 41 jam submissions and 5 indie games -, that we want to archive here in our Treasure Chest article series. So here are all our hidden gems in one place!
1st RPG Maker GOTM Jam
The little Yokai is cursed, but maybe the townfolks can help to get rid off the spell.
Bitsy Jam (Dinosaur)
In an uncertain future, humankind is extinct, but dinosaurs came back to existence and try to follow man’s traces as archaeologists.
When someone in your friend group suddenly confesses their love for you, that can be awkward at least. Even for dinosaurs.
Bitsy Jam (Ocean)
Rock, rock, rock the boat,
dive gently into the sea,
what will you become now
in this short Bitsy?
BLC Game Jam
Don’t know what to do in Melbourne? This cute series of mini games says: Grab a friend and go to the photo booth!
Ludum Dare 45
Build a little garden by figuring out, which action is linked to which emoji and how to craft special materials.
Creating the highest tower would be easy, if you’d have infinite parts. Instead, you have to collect them while building.
In this stylish Picross game, you start with no instruction what exactly the signals stand for.
This dungeon crawler features a real-time combat system, goblins, trolls, treasures as well as intoxicated soda.
Gather all other mass in the universe to make your way from a quark to a supermassive black hole.
The dungeon room grows larger in this roguelike with deckbuilding elements after you picked each lock with your sword.
A Sokoban puzzle game with a challenging twist.
A minimalistic and atmospheric puzzle game, where the world is designed around a grappling hook mechanic.
“JustStart” by Decappoolla.
Loading times can be quite a pain. But what if the waiting is the game itself? A meta game with four puzzles.
Move the king to the given rhythm and collect all needed black pieces.
Transform the land to your liking in the match-3 stage, so that your choice of recruits in the battle phase will be wise.
Use the context of each situation to figure out what the foreigners say, so you can solve the puzzles.
Construct platformer levels while ensuring that the raccoon can reach the star. The twist? You don’t know which platformer element you’ll get next.
Play as the maleficent Dr. Nothing, inventor of the Nothing Ray, and nothing everything in this puzzle game.
Finding the right words on a date can be hard, especially when you are nearly out of letters.
“Null Is Zero” by Mattias Östlund.
This game could be simply described as “Baba Is You: Math Edition”.
Complete all the steps of the ritual in the forest. It may all seem harmless, but who knows what you are capable of?
A minimalistic puzzle game with a pinch of “Sokoban”, where the size of the levels extends over time.
Seek for new letters to create new objects and to maybe find a way out of this beautiful world.
Your date loves furniture. You don’t have any, but your neighbors do. Time for a robbery!
Except for running, each action like jumping or dashing costs a point in this little platformer with a neat built-in level editor.
Draw your own level elements to reach the exit of all 13 levels in this platformer, but mind your ink!
“Snake” meets “Sokoban” meets “Stephen’s Sausage Roll”?!? Yep, exactly.
Transform a little pile of snow into a massive snowball, so you can reach the exit even when you are sliding through flames.
The world seems to be silent, but by collecting the sound orbs, you will enrich it massively.
Build turbines, water pumps and detoxing machines to transform the wasteland into a green paradise.
Choose your path in this mysterious desert adventure with the help of cards, but make sure to have enough resources.
Search for candy and weapons, keep the light on, clean the floor and shoot the undead to pieces.
“Ultra Quest” by blobo.
Being an hero without a weapon is not that difficult if the whole environment can act as one. A short slapstick adventure.
Unlock the menu, the in-game-music, the background art, the health points, the controls… To put it briefly, unlock everything!
Unlock new auto attack patterns and new types of enemies by collecting the green pellets.
In this chess simulation, you don’t control your pieces directly; you only have power over their starting position.
Mix and Game Jam
The arrogant ants have thrown out this dung beetle. Time for revenge!
Spooky Game Jam 2019
To be able to talk with the living again, ghosts can’t reveal themselves to humans; they must be discovered by them.
Spooky September 4-Color Jam
Try to find all the ghosts in their house, so you all can enjoy a spooky party in the end.
To explore all the islands, this little cat can swim from one shore to another. But if the distance is too far, the kitty will drown.
Swap the order of your new insect friends to use their special abilities, so you can find food for the larva. It may turn into something special.
Bird-feeding simulator? A puzzle game? Playing as a detective to find a goose? All in one?!
A wonderful Bitsy game about artistic processes, catharsis and loss.
While fishing, an old man gets pulled into the sea. A short, beautiful interactive novel with a Kafkaesque twist.