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Posts tagged “global game jam”

Nuts is a neat game about squirrel surveillance

My dad used to take me and my sister badger watching. We'd head out into some nearby woods and spend the day building a hideout from sticks, then camouflage it with ferns and settle in until dusk. What we didn't do is set up a camera system and camp out night after night until we'd uncovered their secrets, as is the aim of free squirrel…

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Freeware Garden: I Know This

The image of the frantically typing hacker whose fingers dance on the keyboard and make digital magic happen is a '90s cyberpunk and tech thriller mainstay. It's also here to stay, though in 2015 Global Game Jam Entry I Know This it's you in the shoes of the protagonist.

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Freeware Garden: Tokyo 1923

The Great Kantō earthquake of 1923 brought about an almost biblical kind of destruction. It devastated Tokyo, Yokohama and their surrounding areas, killed over 100,000 people and paved the way to fascism and ethnic cleansing. Tokyo 1923 is a game about said earthquake.

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Explore Colourful Voids In Opoid

Opoid's voids are expansive, colourful, and deadly. It's a treasure hunt within two-tone levels, strange worlds we enter through doors floating in space. What seems like a pleasant wander 'em up becomes a bit of an explore-o-DON'T-TOUCH-THAT-IT'LL-KILL-YOU. One level appears to be an homage to Frogger, only with zooming tugboats and assault rifles. It's surreal to explore and exciting to look at, and I think…

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Leap From Planet To Planet Causing Mischief In Planeter

What a fine week this is for leaping around fields of planetoids and swirling in their gravity! John took a shine to Gravity Ghost, and today I'm charmed by the free Planeter [official site]. Scamper around a garden of little planets, taking in a chill soundtrack and the pleasant colours of the flora and fauna. And maybe get a bit mischievous and start picking the…

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Freeware Garden: Mango Blue

I know there are hundreds of brand new, great and absolutely wild games to be found over at the latest Global Game Jam, yet, having played through more than a hundred, I couldn't help but urge you to take a look at just one for now. The short but excellent Mango Blue is well worth your time.

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Co-op Ikea Furniture Assembly: Höme Improvisåtion

As someone who has committed to assembling an awful lot of Ikea furniture in the near future, I am delighted by Höme Improvisåtion [official site]. It's a free game about putting together flat-pack furniture, and even has local co-op so you can tackle the task with chums, but is delightfully free-form. While I'll be stuck puzzling over slots, tabs, and washers, Höme Improvisåtion has easy…

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Kill Or Be Eaten: Free Fighting Game Last Resort

It's a classic moral conundrum heard in pubs up and down the land: if you and a pal were stranded on a desert island without food, would you eat 'em? Okay, but what if you had a sword? And a giant shark would snatch you if you stayed in the sea for too long? And you could air-dash? And you respawned anyway? You can explore…

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Feature: We Don't See Things As They Are

The Global Game Jam Mega-Stream

I am trapped in a hotel room in San Diego, waiting for one of them ding dang dern vidya game events to start. This would be probably the darkest moment ever faced by any member of the human race if not for the fact that Global Game Jam happened this weekend, giving me thousands - yes, thousands - of crazy unique (or just plain crazy) indie…

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A Hearty Dollop Of Global Game Jam Goodness

Last week saw this year's Global Game Jam - the world's largest hackathon, in which teams come together to spend 48 hours creating something weird and wonderful. With 2106 games just for Windows, it's tough to know exactly where to start. So start here, with a weird and wonderful few that caught the attention of the newly installed Eye of Sauron atop RPS Towers. This…

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Game Jam: What Would Molydeux?

@PeterMolydeux operates a twitter feed of brilliant ideas, inspired by the thoughts and imaginings of an unspecified developer, which has been a source of intrigue and belly laughs since its inception. Just looking at today's feed I see these startling visions: "Just imagine a kart game where you spend most of the game building one with your mother in a shed, you are the only…

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ROOOOOOOAAAAAAAAARRRRRR: GNILLEY

Today's best thing ever: An entrant to the Australian sector of the Global Game Jam, GNILLEY was originally intended to be a game about pitch and colour. It's a game about shouting. Really loud. It's the creation of Glen Forrester, who has been making peculiar indie ideas for a while, which can all be found here. Below is his presentation video for GNILLEY at the…

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Roll For Cats: Furballs

The Global Game Jam has led to absolutely many videogames being made in literally little time by totally complete strangers. Which to link to? Well, Karl Harris, one of the two (count 'em!) composers in the team of Furballs has worked out one way. That is, mail us and claim to be an avid RPS reader. Is he an avid RPS reader? Who can tell,…

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Point And Click And Click: AVGM

For their contribution to the first Global Game Jam, in which thousands of people made games in 48 hours this weekend, Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel paired up once more to create AVGM. It's possibly important to note the game carries the following warnings: "Excessive Nudity, Excessive Violence, Explicit Audio, Mild Text, Explicit Adult Themes". Although only the most puritanical of people would take a…

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