Gaming Gifs That Make Me Grin

It was time for a dive back into the TIG forum thread featuring gifs of games being worked on. Some are from games, some are feature ideas or tests or character animations. I like dipping in and seeing these tiny snapshots, either to take me to new games or simply to be lovely things in their own right.

Here are my current favourites:

The above game is Flip Flow

A charming mole from Riv Hester.

BEES! by Forstride

Lovely colour palette on this wilderness shooty gif from LobsterSteve’s GBJam game

I rather like the slantyness of this bullet hell project.

This is like having a snowglobe in the middle of a forum thread!

Lovely dice effects for digital role-playing system, TaleSpire.

And a gorgeous hand-animated character from LUNA – The Shadow Dust to finish.

This article was originally written for the RPS Supporter Program.


  1. caff says:

    Loving the bounce of those dice, but the mole is very cool too… some other intriguing gifs in the post he made for that too.

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      Qazinsky says:

      Yeah, as a fan of dice (the objects, more than actually playing), that particular gif made me go “Oh, shiny!”.

    • SuicideKing says:

      Dice are lovely! The rendering style is so nice…

      • Darth Gangrel says:

        Sometimes, that is more than enough to suffice. Outside my door there is ice.

  2. DelrueOfDetroit says:

    That shmup looks amazing! How has it taken this long for someone to come up with that effect?

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    distantlurker says:

    Oo! What’s taleSpire? that looks great *runs off to google for the rest of the afternoon*

  4. Harlander says:

    I’m perpetually delighted by the stuff that crops up on tigsource. Thanks for shining a light on more of it.

  5. FrumiousBandersnatch says:

    Props for those being actually gifs instead of embedded webapp monstrosities. Also for the selection of course, but that goes without saying.