2013 Student Competition Entrants


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A cellular automata gone wrong! Conway's Inferno is a puzzling game in which the player is tasked with using deterministic disasters to eliminate a species. Based on a prototype built for the 2011 Global Game Jam, the iOS version of Conway's Inferno features over 50 levels of sadistic fun.

by Solanimus Inc.
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When I was much younger, my family adopted two cats that had been together their entire lives, Cool-B and Floyd. Sadly, Floyd got very sick. We took Floyd as Cool-B watched and took him to the vet for the last time. When Floyd passed away, Cool-B of course dramatically changed. He would always be searching for Floyd, crying, calling for him every night. I would often cry with him, missing Floyd.

This game is a speed-based platformer about Cool-B's journey to find Floyd. Levels are randomly generated as you play, and you're presented with many different kinds of challenges that are different each time. Created entirely by one person, all aspects of the game are very personal and are meant to be looked at in a personal way. Everything from the speed-based tight-control gameplay and Scottish fiddle and chiptune music to the childish visual style is purposefully put together to embody Cool-B's heart as he searches for his brother in this game about never giving up.

by Brian Handy and Rolando Nadal
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Cubior is a four player 3D platformer, taking inspiration from the exploration platforming of Mario and Banjo-Kazooie, and the high energy of Kirby and Sonic games. With splitscreen and gamepad support, Cubior allows everyone to explore the map by his or her self, but by interacting with each other, players can help or hinder their teammates (or rivals). The focus is simple, find and get the red goal! The terrain however may prove a challenge. See if you can beat all ten of the demo's levels! Demo currently available for Windows.

Brian Handy and Rolando Nadal are students of Loyola Marymount University, Class of 2012.

by Golden Ruby Games
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Only you can help K'Roma the Alien get home!

She's had a rough day; hit with an asteroid, crashing to a weird planet and smashing into a rainbow on the way down. Now her ship is clogged with color and only you with your camera can help her DESTROY IT ALL!

The flagship title of Golden Ruby Games, Destroy All Color makes you use your environment to play the game. Use your camera to capture colors around you and use them to destroy colored blocks in a gaggle of unique and challenging levels.

by Waldev Studios
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Divide by Zero is a classic platformer built from the ground up for the Android platform. You play as Vopel, the mathematician with a thirst for power. This game will rock you as the universe tries to stop you from completing your mission to create a calculator that can divide by zero...

Included with the game is an in depth level editor used to make all of the games levels. The game allows players to make their own levels and send them to their friends to enjoy!

Upload your levels to a server for everyone to enjoy, and download levels when you need a new challenge!

by HAPIMUG
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The annoying monster immediate kicked out of the screen, floating cloud in the sky no longer just a background, move two fingers to enlarge the cloud, rain, snow, or thunder?All things in DoubleQ are soft. Tilt your smartphone that pudding will moving, pulling the ground with hands, it will bounce higher, use the DoubleQ mysterious force to help Pudding Prince rescue Pudding Princess!

by DigiPen Team Terrabyte
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Douse is a 2D poetic experience about a rain sprite's journey to give life back to the forest. Douse gives a player a sense of place and delight as they discover how they can interact with their environment using their simple ability to influence rain. The arc of the journey happens over the course of a day-night cycle, experiencing three varying settings. As Douse progresses, the forest grows more magical and fantastical. Douse's ambiance is achieved visually, musically, and in it's whimsical pacing. A unique mix of forest ambiances and classical influences allows Douse's soundtrack to immerse the player in their equally lush environments. Douse is a unique, collaborative effort of music, art, and creation.

by HyperSloth
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Dream is a first person atmospheric exploration game that has you assume the role of Howard Phillips, a young graduate with no direction in life who develops an obsession with his dreams. Discover dreams and nightmares filled with puzzles and secrets to help Howard find the meaning to his life.

The narrative is split into 3 acts with multiple endings that are possible based on how much you as a player have explored. Each act immerses you in new worlds that help to decipher Howards past, emotions and ambitions. Confront Howard's mislaid concerns in the form of nightmares and reconcile the loss of his uncle.

by exolion
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Driving Simulation: Traffic Regulation of Indonesia is game aimed to introduce traffic regulation applicable in Indonesia.

by Team Downpour
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Drop Drop asks what does it take to give the experience of falling with motion controls and new extra sensory haptics?

Drop Drop is a kinect game that lets you experience how it feels to fall like the master of falling. Fall from the clouds and paint the dilapidated city below. Experience new surround wind haptic feedback to bring the experience of falling to life.

by Tropic Tundra Games
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Dynasty of Dusk is a classic-style RPG set in medieval China where a young man must stand up to an emperor trying to gain immortality at the expense of an entire civilization. Featuring four distinct classes and fully customizable skill trees, Dynasty of Dusk is a modern reimagining of the traditional JRPG style

by Solid Sound Studio
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In Echolight, you play as the almighty lightbringer, tasked to light up the dark and lonely world. Create circuits using bumpers to touch the stars and light up each level. Unveil the shroud of darkness to usher in the greatness of light.

Echolight features levels of spatial puzzles requiring the player to use a unique and intriguing path building technique to add light. The game's intricate gameplay, simulating visuals and pleasant audio tracks guarantee to provide a solid entertainment experience.

by DigiPen Snowdrift
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Ecliptic is an futuristic real-time strategy game with mind-blowing gameplay and cutting edge graphics technology. Take control of your forces and outsmart the opponent by using special tactics. Immerse yourself in
epic battles while you complete multiple objectives.

by Team Overtrump
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You are an independent volunteer bus driver who wants to help and motivate children to keep going back to the schools. So that's why you have made an agreement with the foundations who have build these schools to find the children who should be attending the school and bring them to class each day.

by team order
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This is a real-time strategy game, that you order the sailors being on the ship.
You should solve the various problems that happen on the voyage.
With simple mouse operation, you will be the captain of the ship.
And you would give orders to the sailors each different personality.
This game has the fun to manage the ship.

As the important feature, each the sailors has its own personality,
so they has a job that is suitable or not suitable.
Therefore, you should play the game while thinking of the individuality of the sailors.
there are many work, such as weigh anchor that is required force,
and as bombardment that is required dexterity and wisdom.
In every stage, according to the changing conditions from moment to moment, such as sailing and battle,
You should play the game that give a job or sometimes give a break to the sailors.

by Daniel Perzan, Maureen Perzan, Anthony Solesky
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Elizabeth is a narrative focused 2d isometric action rpg that asks a simple question; what if you are not the chosen one? Within the games are all the items that you would find in a Zelda like game. Bombs, magical instruments, Mystical sword, etc... But the player can't wield any of them. Instead they must play the the game as Elizabeth, the Chosen One's girl friend. As the game progresses Elizabeth will gain new items to replace the items she doesn't have access to. These items will be usable in both combat and to help with traversing the open world. Elizabeth is still in early development and is being built ontop of Unity 3d. It's build will continue being updated as the team makes progress.

by ENTER THE COMIC
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ENTER THE COMIC is arcade based action RPG, where player can choose up to 3 different class and choose their path, the path of villainy or heroes. Each path has different purpose in their journey, heroes to protect the world and villain to enhance the powers from the creation of the scientist's portal. This portal is to contain an unstable source of energy that was fallen from the sky. However, these scientists want to explore deeper in this energy, soon they discover the true power behind the energy. Instead of changing the world into greater place, it is the cause of all these mutation in the world.

by N2O (Student team Games Academy)
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Expulsion is a high-speed racer build with the UDK in the tradition of Wipeout

by Taylor Vogel
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The goal of the game is to collect leafs that are falling from a randomly generated tree.

by Mahdi Bahrami & Moslem Rasouli
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a game based on rolling and unrolling a farsh (Persian for carpet).

by Utah Raptor Games
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FAST FAST LASER LASER is a 4-player, top-down, competitive multiplayer game for Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Indie Games Channel. Dodge incoming lasers by ducking around corners, catch opponents off-guard with sword attacks, and test your reflexes against opponents in high-speed one-on-one duels. And, if you don't have a full group of three other friends to play with, you can fill out your matches with deadly AI opponents.

We're developing the game for the Xbox Live Indie Games Marketplace using Microsoft's XNA 4.0 development toolkit. It should be ready for release before the end of 2012.

by Range Plus One
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Hello IGF!

Our team, Range Plus One, based out of The Art Institute of Vancouver, is extremely proud to submit the alpha build of our game, Fatal Velocity, to be considered for IGF's 2013 Student Competition. The game, as of the date of submission, will have been in development for five months, including preproduction.

As with most indie developers, we've pushed for innovation and uniqueness in our game. Built in UDK, we've created a first person shooter where the shooting is not the forefront of the gameplay. Our game emphasizes quick and creative thinking, such as pulling enemies into a gravity beam you've created to suck enemies into a lethal pit of fire. Our game embodies the concept of 3D gameplay, where the vertical axis is just as important as the other two and players have numerous options when it comes to mobility, either equipping a jetpack or using the force of a grenade to fly over the level. Finally, to even further distance ourselves from the competition, our game is multiplayer.

by Andrew Nack (DigiPen)
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Fate is a puzzle game in which the player must save bunnies that are drowning in the ocean. In order to save them, he must clear a safe path by clearing coral, removing obstacles, and killing fish that try to attack the bunnies. This is no easy task. Every click the player makes can have massive consequences, and if mistakes are made, bunnies will die.

by Team MetaGames
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Feather Feud is a set of party games for casual gamers who are looking to stir up friendly competition. Feather Feud utilizes simple flick and tap mechanics to create an addictive gameplay experience. Currently, Feather Feud features three unique mini-games and two game modes: Single and Tournament. Find out who among your friends has what it takes to win Feather Feud!


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FighterPilot is a combat flight simulator in which players fly a fourth generation jet aircraft on a series of missions to eliminate enemy targets. As the pilot of a Dassault Mirage 2000, players face a range of enemies from hostile aircraft to ground based defenses. And thanks to arcade style controls, you can be flying in minutes!

The single player mode takes you through a seven level campaign, challenging you with the task of eliminating a series of increasingly difficult adversaries. In multiplayer mode, a split screen view allows two players to play together on a single computer. Players can either compete against each other, or they can work cooperatively to complete levels of the campaign. Finally, a built in level editor lets you create your own custom levels.

by Haitham Ennasr & Andy Wallace
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Find Me A Good One is a surreal puzzle platformer that explores responsibility felt by players towards non-playing fictional characters. In it, the player must explore a visually rich dreamscape to find dreams to fend off the nightmares encroaching on their brother or play with the toys offered up by the world.

Although the brother in Find Me A Good One is clearly dependent on the player, it is up to her to decide how much she is or is not helping her sibling. Find Me A Good One allows the player to be diligent in her responsibility, or shirk it in order to further explore the dreamscape of the game. Because the system does not assign value to her actions, the player is left to judge her own actions and the effect they have on her virtual brother.

by Funky Monkey
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FIRE AND FURIOUS!
Eliminate the invaders and protect the Tree of Fire.
Increase the element power skills to destroy the Great Evil Spirits.
Burn a maximum of monsters and discover most impressive enemies than each other.
Be aggressive and ruthless.

TOUFFU TOUT FLAMME !
Eliminez les envahisseurs et protégez l'arbre de Feu.
Maîtrisez le pouvoir des éléments afin de détruire les grands esprits du mal.
Brûlez un maximum de monstres et découvrez des ennemis plus imposants les uns que les autres.
Soyez aggressif et sans pitié.

by FishTros
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Protect your beautiful and peaceful planet, Fishtros, from the invasion by the evil forces of Yudikei. You are the only one that can safe it from being destroyed!!
Play this tower defense game and use the sky view to see where your enemies are, select your turrets, and try to kill the small monsters! the more you kill, the less shield they can give to their ogre bosses! And then you will be able to kill the ogres!

Then in the planet view, use your laser to kill them, and to destroy obstacles to have more free space to put your turrets, but not too near from them, they can destroy them!

And don't stay too long near the ogre, or he will send you the evil cloud of death!

by Locomotive
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Fix the Track is a puzzle game which requires two players to play. Target players are young children among 2-6 years old. We encourage kids to play with their parents together. The core gameplay is to fix the broken railway track by filling the blank with woods which are in the three-primary colors. The game is to help the kids get a basic knowledge of the mixture principle of three-primary colors and to bring them the joy of playing with parents together anytime and anywhere they like.

by SwitchTeam
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Flip's Adventure is a single player action-platform game where the player must execute precise movement control in order to explore and navigate the game world. Set in a steam-punk world where alien robots and humans collide, you play as Flip, sent by Humans to sabotage the Robots. An exciting story awaits the player as he discovers his true identity.

by WorkAholic Studio
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In Flux, players have to conquer challenging obstacles by manipulating the force of magnetism. Player is able switch between 2 polarities, and is also able to fire magnetic beams to switch polarity of magnetic blocks,which aids in solving puzzles.

by BetaDwarf
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Left 4 Dead meets Diablo
FORCED is a fast-paced cooperative arena combat game. In it, you work together with your friends to succeed in ever more dangerous trials over a diverse set of arenas. As your team racks up victories, you'll get to level up and customize your skills with the 4 different weapons. If you enjoy fast-paced combat, skill experimentation, and game systems that promote teamwork, then FORCED might be the game for you.

And.... It might be the first game that really includes a player shared avatar. That's the orb and the key innovation of the game, which provides really interesting co-op gameplay.

by Kobaj
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Jump from platform to platform in this action packed side-scroller for Android. Story line, Endless mode, and even a Map Maker are available so you can have hours of fun regardless of your play style.

Did I mention the original release only took 16 days, the game is built entirely on a from scratch game engine, and its released Open Source? What are you waiting for, go have an adventure on Fox Dash now!

by Team Fragment
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Fragment is a 2D arcade-style game where you defend the last sliver of planet earth from insidious alien foes. Visit the houses to learn the recipes you need to survive, then gather wood and ore resources on the ground to build the recipes in order to defend your people before they are wiped out.
Some daring heroes may even find it within their power to use their spare resources to repair a disabled enemy spaceship and take the fight to the stars...

WASD or cursor control for movement.
Mouse for shooting.
"i" for inventory.

Visit each house to learn how to make items, collect ore and wood, make projectile weapons and ammo, shoot enemies that appear to prevent them from destroying your buildings, collect more ore and wood, repair disabled enemies to create your own spaceship to fly to space to defeat enemies before they have a chance to land.

by 4GiveUs
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Freedom of Rats is a third person game in which you'll have to solve puzzles by using an artifact able to create and destroy gravitational fields. Since you can manipulate gravity, you will be able to modify the environment around you, squash your enemies with random items you find in your way and even walk on walls and ceilings!
You'll take the role of a rat-like being who takes part in a macabre futurist TV show, in which humans intend to whipe out his race. But you have another plans. You're going to save your people.
To achieve your goal, you will have to defeat enemies and overcome obstacles. Cunning and logic will be your most powerful weapons during the adventure.

by Tom Lepley CCAD
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This game is a satire of the game the USA plays with middle eastern countries. In this small part of Pakistan build your red white and blue geometric buildings in a beautiful part of the country. Play god and deleted your work with circle bombs. Try to build your buildings the highest you can!

by Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab
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Fugue is a point-and-click exploration game where players are assigned a persona and explore a fantasy world, the Fugue Meadows, which is guarded by "the Maiden of the Fountain." In this hidden world, one's actions are guided by tarot cards, a gift received from the Maiden upon entering. Free to spend a day in the Meadows, the player moves from event to event, using their cards to determine the outcomes of their travels with outcomes that are often unexpected and entertaining. Will you choose to be a benevolent, kindly good samaritan? A fierce and commanding loner? Or a clever, funny trickster? The answer to this question is in the cards...

Research Statement
Fugue is a game about choosing what sorts of actions you want to take. The game provides each player with a persona at the opening of the game, but that's just a starting point. Will players hew to that persona, choosing tarot cards that represent actions the character might take? That's one option... or they may play their own personal desires and choose cards the player might take... or cards they think are appropriate for a game in the point-and-click adventure genre. By giving players an opportunity to build their action palette, the game offers the researcher an opportunity to examine the relationship between the player and how they wish to be represented through play.

by Team 7
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Become Gandhi, a robot who 'wakes' inside an abandoned, under the sea laboratory, and has to discover the truth of his origin while fighting his way out against batches of evil robots!

The game is a 3rd person shooter with RPG elements

by PAPERBAG CHICKEN STUDIOS
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Gawdins is a cross between a Virtual Pets game and an Adventure Role Playing Game.

Instead of having a pet to take care of, or have an avatar representing themselves, players now take the role of an immortal, guiding and taking care of their Gawdin.

Gawdins are a special group of mythological creatures that possess demi-god powers, and players will choose 1 from the group to play with. Together, they form the Gawdin Order.

Players will need to control/guide their Gawdin in a real-time adventure world similar to any role playing game.
However, they will also have to take good care of their Gawdin in a special interface to keep them healthy and strong.

by Team Robot
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Currently in beta, G.R.D.E is a survival score-attack smartphone game that aims to combine pick up and play twitch gameplay with tactical depth.

Players assist Robot, humanity's dubious last hope, in his irresponsible efforts to stop invading aliens from destroying earth's cities before he does.

As Robot stomps through a city, players must draw shields on screen to defend him. Shields are not just for defence however; to defeat the aliens, their projectiles must be reflected right back into them!

Simple enough, until you factor in the delayed laser beams, creepy kamikaze drills and that adorable little green thing that flings fireballs.

Giant Robot Destroy Everything will be out on iOS & Android.

COMING IN THE FULL VERSION:

- Customisable powers
- New enemies
- Unlockable Robot swag
- Destructible buildings
- Sound/Music
- More sweet graphixs

by Andrew Nack (DigiPen)
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Gloom is a platformer RPG that focuses on minion control mechanics. The player can repel and attract a massive horde of minions to help him navigate through the environment and defeat enemies. As the player progresses, he can purchase combat powers for his minions to make them even more deadly. The whole experience is 30 minutes of chaotic fun.

by Go Go Games Studios
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Go Go Games is a suite of casual games to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in learning to quickly notice multiple features of the objects in the world around them – a specific perceptual skill that is essential to learning and comes naturally to most children, but is known to be a common difficulty for those with ASD.

Go Go Games uses the techniques of Pivotal Response Therapy (PRT), an evidence-based behavioral intervention which targets several common challenges for learners with ASD, including this particular perceptual ability. The games provide the opportunity to build this critical skill by maneuvering trucks, trains, and spaceships through a trio of fantasy adventures. We designed them to be simple, playful, and fun – though behind the scenes each matching sequence is carefully selected to gradually improve a player's ability to notice and respond to increasingly complex features.

We are very excited to translate a proven therapy into game format!

by Red Cap Games
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"Go Kinok! Go!" is a 2.5D platformer that aims to inject modern game design with a healthy dose of speed. This may remind you of a certain speedy blue legend. You wouldn't be wrong. Still, this is not about gaming icons. It's about an up and coming fellow who just wants to go fast.

- With enough speed, Kinok can launch into "Bullet Mode" where our friendly toaster / bullet / hero (You decide!) turns into an unstoppable speed demon. As we all know, true speed demons are also invincible. Encouragement for those that keep the speed.

- During "Bullet Mode", Kinok blasts everything in its path. While our hero can jump on enemies' heads to defeat them, with Bullet Mode a single touch from any angle will shoot them like a mad rocket. Now try to play the whole level in Bullet Mode.

- From breezy Albroz mountains to lush northern jugnles, Kinok's travels will take him to all sorts of Persian environments. Unique enemies with different brands of dashing semi-facial features await (More on that later!).

- Literally 2.5D: The game world is a true 2D platform with while the hero and his enemies are made of 3D polygons but designed in a way to blend with the 2D elements. After all, who likes simple 2 dimensional characters?

- There's also something about an over ambitious news reporter and aliens but don't let them distract you from the heart of Go Kinok! Go!: Platforming in beautifully hand drawn worlds and doing it with speed and style.

by Brontide Interactive
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God of Blunder: Ale in Asgard is a graphical adventure on the iPad, Mac OS X and PC, which follows the adventures of Oster and his dysfunctional family of Norse gods. Oster's life of unimportance and belittlement is turned upside down when the fearsome Fenrir - a cruel canine with the intention to bring about the ending days of Ragnarok - escapes. Oster is forced to become an unlikely hero when events turn the Asgardians into disarray, and Thor seems to care more about the perfection of his hair than actually helping. Players use their wits and item-combining skills to pillage, plunder and burn their way to victory. It is the first game on the iPad to be made using the open-sourced Sludge Engine by Hungry Software, and has been in twelve weeks of development.

by Andrew G Wallace
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Goggles the Flying Squirrel is a mobile game for Android and iOS. Glide through the forest picking up acorns to increase your score and energy drinks to increase your speed. Use motion controls or the virtual joystick to control your flight, and afterwards check how you did against the online leaderboards. Simple but addictive, Goggles the Flying Squirrel is a must-play.

Andrew G Wallace is a student at Columbia College Chicago who decided to spend his summer tackling his first commercial game, flying solo all the way. He plans on releasing the game on iOS and Android in the next few months.

by Ben Schofield (DigiPen)
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Good Morning, Bird is a musical platformer. Most "music" games use music simply as audio feedback, which is functionally the same as using simple sound effects. However, music is sound in time. By taking advantage of this fact, Good Morning, Bird creates a world where everything is tied to the music to give the player intuition for the way the world behaves. The order given by this musicality helps the player to understand not only what has happened, but what will happen, enabling players to do things which would be otherwise too difficult. In the game, you play as a newly hatched egg exploring the world for the first time. Avoid the snakes and badgers, but collect the musical notes.

by Team GRAM
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This is a 2D puzzle action game to "transform" the weight of each object.
In the real world there is a weight to everything, there is a
different weight, respectively.
In general, you should never change and weigh.
However, you can freely be varied if the weight of the object, that I
wonder what happened?
From such interest, the idea of the game was born.

In the game we will solve the mystery of the stage feeling like
solving a puzzle,by replacing the weight of the object and the
hero,Lighten the heavy things, the heavy things light.
By replacing the weight, and also crush the enemy hero becomes heavy,
hero can also ride on the object to sink and weights.
To the contrary,and lighter, hero will be able to go to the high
places that were previously out of reach.

The type of weight,
・ "Normal" - the same as the normal weight of the hero.
・ "Light" - hero can go on to emerge, to jump down from the ceiling.
・ "Heavy" - force jump down. But the only allows attack. Hero can be
sinking down riding on the light ones.
※ reset device:
By converting this and hero weight, all weight is reset to the original weight.

by Team Naughty Grandma
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You're staying with your son instead of being locked in the loony bin, but little did he know you had a need... a need for speed! Rampage through the suburbs and city by destroying mailboxes, street signs, and even houses. Complete objectives such as driving through a ring of fire, blowing stuff up with propane tanks, and even taking down a blimp! The only limit to the mayhem is how much gas is left in the tank!

by Tuesday Society Games
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Grapple is a 3D platformer that emphasizes momentum and physics. Controls a ball of goo that can climb on any surface. Extend your grappling arm to swing from platform to platform. Use your momentum to fling yourself great distances. Grapple has enemies that chase you, cannons that blast you, and challenging levels to test you. Grapple can be played at any speed the only thing that will slow you down is your skill.

by Team Gravity
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Gravity is a physics puzzle in which players help the adorable-but-immobile Gus escape disposal. Space is a dangerous place, but with your help, our cube-shaped hero can find his way to freedom.