Holy Smokes

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“Holy Smokes” by Milkbar Lads (Jack, Ace, Major, Gel & Loud). “[A]n arcade rogue-like adventure to the Underworld where you use bombs to blast your way downwards, obliterate enemies, and collect precious gems. You play as Faith, …
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Pinballvania!

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“Pinballvania!” by Jose Guerra. “Collect all the green pickups to open the exit […] of each stage. Finish all 20 stages[.]” Even though the game is called “Pinballvania!”, it’s not an actual pinball game in the traditional sense. You don’t just control the take-off speed …
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The Loss Levels

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“The Loss Levels” by Dan Hett. “[A] series of fifteen narrative microgames, exploring aspects of my experience during the 2017 terrorist attack, in which I lost my brother Martyn.” What do you associate with video games? Is it joy, action, immersion, …
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BREAKER

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“BREAKER” by Daniel Linssen, Martin Kvale & Dubmood. “[A] blend of [Breakout], [Space Invaders] and [Ikaruga.]” Once I had the pleasure to talk on the German-French tv channel ARTE about minimalistic game design and why minimalism doesn’t mean …
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GBJAM 7: Gum Girl

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“Gum Girl” by Case Portman & Joel Cheetham. “Use your bubble gum to create temporary platforms to solve puzzles and traverse through the cosmic space base. Defeat the treacherous drill in order to save your solar system.” Get your …
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Blitz Breaker

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“Blitz Breaker” by Reece Kelly, Fat Bard (Zach Fendelman & Patrick Crecelius), Luciana Nascimento, Dyre & Jeremy Hobbs. “An accessible, fast paced platformer with one small change, your character can’t run! Play as a tiny …
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GMTK Game Jam 2019: Katame Ninja

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“Katame Ninja” by Jaime Gifte, MetalZebra & Rabbid493. “[A] fast paced arcade game that controls using [only] one button. Our main character is a [one] eyed ninja facing waves of yokais in order to clean the ancient japanese …
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