A Game By Its Cover 2015: Modulocean

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“Modulocean” by Octurnip. “Play with sound and destroy cities! Each bubble changes one effect on the sound and different combinations destroy different buildings!” Relaxing whale songs that can destroy a whole city just by the strength and structure of …
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Procedural Generation Jam 2014: Meadows

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“Meadows” by Tom Betts. “Procedurally generated islands with proc[edurally] gen[erated] plants[.]” The landscapes in the ‘walking simulation’ “Meadows” are wonderful to look at and provide a relaxing atmosphere as well as gaming experience. PLAY…
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Flappy Jam: Flappyridium

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“Flappyridium” by MixedBag Games & Luca Gasperoni. “Flappyridium” is a fast-paced “Flappy Bird”-like game with amazingly smooth controls and a great retro art style. I like how the lines show the movements of some former, failed plays. >>PLAY…
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Flappy Jam: Ridiculous Glitching

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“Ridiculous Glitching” by firepunchd. “[W]hat happens if a rogue electron leading to a [ROM] error gives a once ‘free to play’ video game a once in a lifecycle chance to follow its heart[?] […] [I]t will use collective video …
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Nar8 Jam: Coming Out Simulator 2014

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“Coming Out Simulator 2014” by Nicky Case. “You play as a semi-fictional version of me, on a night that changed my life forever. Choose your (my?) words wisely. Every character will remember everything you say – or don’t say …
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Nar8 Jam: Bottle Rockets

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“Bottle Rockets” by James Earl Cox III. “A music videogame about a mother and her daughter[.]” I didn’t realize what exactly is happening in “Bottle Rockets” before entering the third room, and then it broke my heart. I thought …
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Space Cowboy Jam: Distance

Screenshot of "Distance"
“Distance” by Natalie Hanke, Tom Francis & Jukio Kallio. “Somewhere in space, you find two wanderers walking without aim.” “Distance” is a short, beautiful interactive novel about wonders, stars and memories with a lovely audiovisual representation. >>PLAY…
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