2015 Competition Entrants

by Tomorrow.gy

Kid Nano is a puzzle for your eyes & ears.

Alternate universe beat slicing and audio fx plug-ins inside a gestural musical puzzler - play with our packs or use your own music, export your mixes and solutions - experimental & fun!

Coming soon (iOS, Android)

by Ian Martin

Platfinity, the platform game you create while you play. Create and play your own platform games! + Change platforms, tiles, backgrounds, hazards, characters, sounds and more, easily and with no programming required! + Create your own graphics for any in-game item, directly in the game, making a new game in minutes. + Move seamlessly between editing and playing your game. + Set platforms and hazards to move in any direction and at any speed. + Add effects like icy, bouncy, sticky and more to platforms and tiles. + Enhance your game's appearance with foreground and background tiles. + Use the Retrofilter to give your games a pixelated retro look. + Your creations are automatically saved for you, and sharing your game or adding a downloaded game is as easy as copy and paste! Includes the example games: "Proving Grounds of the Mad Game Designer", a brutal test of your platforming skills; "Purgatory", a dark, emotional tale of a man stuck in limbo; "8 Bit Love Affair", a retro style game with classic graphics. Platfinity is up for votes on Steam Greenlight: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=326903625 You can buy Platfinity on itch io: http://ianmartin.itch.io/platfinity Or Indie Game Stand: http://indiegamestand.com/store/1302/platfinity/ Or Desura: http://www.desura.com/games/platfinity tl;dr: It's like the indie version of #MarioMaker Thanks for looking :)

by ClutchPlay Games LLC

You know the old saying, "you can't take it with you?" Well, I've got news for you, my friends, they were WRONG! "Deadbeats" have been taking their riches with them to the afterlife for centuries and it's the job of the INFERNAL Revenue Service — and its army of skulls — to collect! That's where you come in.

In Skullduggery! you'll play a Semi-Organic Autonomous Skull, working as an agent for the Infernal Revenue Service. Your job is to collect unpaid taxes from the 'deadbeats' of the afterlife by any means necessary. Using the elasticity of your own brain, twang yourself around the fortresses of the afterlife's biggest deadbeats. Slow time to avoid deadly obstacles and pull off crazy trick shots to collect riches. Discover hidden caches and slip past surly guards. Play 'head to head' against your friends to become the afterlife's most successful agent. Fill out paperwork and reflect on the inherent emptiness of existence!

by Other Ocean (+ Internet)

Built with the input of thousands of crazed internet gamers, #IDARB is a chaotic, 8-player, eSport jumping future arena ball game, complete with wild half time competitions, Kinect enabled crowd shows, and disruptive "hashbombs" which dynamically change the game itself via Twitch and Twitter! Prepare to battle everything from Moustache Cops to Breakfast, in this highly customizable, fast action game inspired by 8-bit sports and arcade classics!

#IDARB supports up to a whopping 8 simultaneous local players, and up to 4 vs. 4, head-to-head online matches. Additional features include a mind-blowing single-player story mode, wild half time competitions, Kinect enabled crowd shows, and unlockable recipes.

Begun as a crowd-sourced project, the game's title is an acronym for "It draws a Red Box" (IDARB). Thanks to thousands of suggestions via social media, the game evolved from one red box into the wacky amalgam it is today, complete with hundreds of strange "hashbombs", secret commands which, when sent to the game via Twitch or Twitter, will disrupt and dynamically change the game in realtime! If there's something you want that isn't in #IDARB, it's probably because you didn't suggest it, but with so many customization options, you can probably still make it yourself!

by Drawn by Clouds - Matt Anderson

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Long ago, humans abandoned their bodies -- everything is digital. On the server Autumn Network, humans forged a world built on vibrant cultural mash-ups and pure imagination, but that world has been eaten and eroded for an era by Glitch. It is where you will instantiate, and it is where you will be deleted. Thank you for the memory. -Garbage Collection

• Dozens of characters (Subroutines) to find and do battle with, each with their own unique combo-able abilities and animations.

• Utilize hacks (passive skills) from a diverse pool that tweak and modify your Subroutines' skills or expand your narrative options.

• Hundreds of items all illustrated. Equip your character with branded clothes to get style bonuses, and put patches on your Subroutines to enhance their skills.

• Dive into areas twisted by the mysterious Glitch as you restore and repopulate a corrupted universe.

• Sweet science fiction narrative set in a culturally rich, fully digital world.

• Engaging narrative decisions to be made at every turn.

• Fully server operated for dynamic content updates and coming PvP / trading action.

by Kevin "Gaeel" Bradshaw-Rodriguez

.lazr. is a local multiplayer cyberneon glitchpunk arena shooter for up to four futurepunks.
Connect via your neural uplink, or if you are of the remaining few still stuck in the 21st century, you can use Xbox controllers.

Twin-stick instagib competitive play where split second reactions and situational awareness are needed to secure a win.

by Vae Victis Games

Imagine a racing game where you can create procedural race tracks from scratch, set up racing events and play as a driver, but not only that. A VR-ready racing sandbox where you can decide everything about how you race. This is .Racecraft.

by Nicalis, Inc./8bits Fanatics

Discover the lost treasures of Ukampa in South America as Aban Hawkins in the hardest platformer of 2014! Aban searches for his estranged father, world-famous archeaologist, Jim Hawkins. The elder Hawkins mysteriously disappeared while exploring the ruins. Before his disappearance, the elder Hawkins entrusted his daughter, Tina with a map to the location of the ruins but with a grave warning that death awaits around every corner.

Aban Hawkins races into the frozen tundra of the antarctic, undiscovered temple ruins and the vast caverns of South America in search of his father and the legendary treasure rumored to lie behind the Golden Door of Poko-Mum.

by Frank Fang
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The Puzzle Game <1234> is an amazing game. In this game, you can accomplish missions, such as Multi-combination, Multi-Up and combos, by clicking and sliding blocks.
This game has more than 150 missions and 30 achievements, which is waiting for your decryption. The mission type of game includes Multi-Combination, Multi-Up and Combos .... removing Fixer and removing Box, making Combiner.
In the Challenge model, your luck is required, and in the Explore model, the final mission goal needs your exploration. Each mission is designed meticulously, which is full of challenges and interests.
Come on, enjoy this game and challenge your intelligence and fortune.

by Daedalic Entertainment GmbH and Irresponsible Games, LLC

First entered in the 2011 IGF Competition under the title "Alcatraz", this moody point-and-click adventure took three more years to reach the public.

Players must break out of the most notorious prison in America and navigate the '50's Beat scene in San Francisco. As Joe Lyons, you'll have to outwit (or outfight) our country's most violent criminals, including the psychotic "Birdman of Alcatraz". And as Christine Lyons, Joe's wife on the outside, you'll have to find Joe's loot and help him escape -- and deal with the crazy writers, poets, singers, and painters of North Beach.

Will Joe escape? Will their marriage collapse? Who will die?

by Batterystaple Games

20XX is a Mega Man Roguelike with multiplayer, and our debut title here at Batterystaple Games. Explore procedurally generated levels, collect new weapons and abilities, purchase upgrades, and fight bosses with way too much health. If you are a fan of roguelikes or the Mega Man series you will love this game! 20XX also features full co-op. Play with your buddy on the couch or over the interwebs.

by inkle

1872, with a steampunk twist. Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days or less. Choose your route around the globe travelling by airship, submarine, mechanical camel, steam-train and more, racing other players and a clock that never stops.

Explore over a hundred cities and encounter a huge cast of characters. Climb the Burmese mountains, trek the Zulu Federation, find love on the Trans-Siberian Express or disappear under the Indian Ocean - but don't fall behind the time. Every second counts, and the in-game clock never stops running.

Strategic resource management combines with rich interactive fiction to create a story that is uniquely yours. The 500k+ word script is assembled into a narrative on the fly based around your decisions, all of which are remembered. Replay as many times as you want: there will always be new content to discover.

by WeirdBeard

You've always dreamed of becoming a wizard, only one thing is missing: your own wizard tower! Use all your magical skills to defy gravity and build the highest tower the world has ever seen. But watch out for the other wizards, they will stop at nothing to crumble your creation.

99 Bricks Wizard Academy is a fun and fast paced endless physics builder. The goal in the game is to build the highest tower using tetrominos. This sounds easy but gravity and opposing wizards will make this quite a challenge, if you don't build stable, your tower will tumble. By learning new magic spells and improving your own construction skills you will overcome your enemies and build higher and higher.

by Freebird Games

A simple & surreal 1-hour short about a boy and an injured bird -- a light interactive animation without dialogues.

by Alan Hazelden, Benjamin Davis & Ryan Roth
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A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build is an adorable puzzle game about being a monster and making snowmen.

by Mutlu Creative

Trigger video flashbacks in this sentimental new memory game.

You're about to die. Your goal is to remember a sequence of cues. If you can recall them correctly, you will trigger short video flashbacks. These intimate moments add up to form an abstract impression of my life, reaching further back in time as you advance.

This is a new kind of memory game, an interactive self-portrait made from my own personal home videos. It illustrates my fear of Alzheimer's disease, a mental illness that can cause permanent memory loss. My goal is to raise awareness, help fund research, and keep you mentally sharp. 10% of proceeds are donated to help fund Alzheimer's research and support programs.

DOWNLOAD NOW:
http://alifeworthdyingfor.com

"It's unique, and thought-provoking" - CNET Best mobile games of July

"A fascinating portrait of a serious subject" - 148Apps

"One of the most unusual mobile games you pick up this year" - JayIsGames

by Be-Rad Entertainment

A Spire To The Gods is a turn-based dungeon crawler.
If Diablo and Minesweeper had a baby it would look something like this.

You tap on tiles to reveal what's underneath which could be Lots of Loot (LOL), an enemy, a nasty trap, or your objective for the level.

For more info, screenshots, animated .GIFs, and preorders go to:
http://www.be-rad.com/games/spire/

The game is currently on Steam Greenlight and I'd appreciate your votes!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=245714692

by Gone North Games

A Story About My Uncle is a narrated action-adventure game, about a boy who is accidentally sent to another world in search of his lost uncle.

The gameplay consists of fast-paced first-person platforming, where the player traverses the environments at great speed, aided by a power suit's grapple device and enhanced jumps. Following the uncle's tracks, the boy discovers fantastical landscapes and meets mystical creatures that help him closer to finding out where his uncle may have gone – and why.

by NarraFlux

A Street Story is an original narrative game in which all the main character's dialogs are interactive.

The action is set in the realistic background of the suburbs of Paris, France, in 2004. The hero is a small gangster who has to manage the growing tensions inside his gang and the heat coming from the police...
The player must adapt his character's behaviour to this tense situation by understanding and playing with the NPCs' psychologies.

A Street Story is an intense crime story to live through for the player in the form of a subtle narrative comic game.

by alchemedium

A Tofu Tail is a fairy tale of a Mr. Tofu, a man-turned-tofu by a deceptive kitsune, racing through the vivid, puzzle-filled maze realms of the foxes in search of a way to break his curse. It has a whimsical story heavily influenced by Japanese folklore, has been crafted with a unique and completely hand-drawn art style and an imaginative and emotional chiptune/rock-mix soundtrack to support the narrative.

A Tofu Tail is an aesthetically and story-driven puzzle game features addictively simple color-maze-based gameplay with additional challenges and narrative in each new realm. The story mode establishes the core color-change mechanic and introduces additional themed mechanics along the way, eventually leading to synergistic puzzles designed to build on what was learned up to that point. Freeplay is an extension of the core color-change mechanic, providing procedurally-generated levels for added replayability.

by LabLabLab
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Have you ever dreamed of having a conversation with Snow White? In this short game, you can actually talk to her in plain English. Be part of the fairy tale: be the Evil Stepmother as she tries to convince the poor girl to eat the poisonous apple. You've tried to kill her twice already, so she might be a bit suspicious by now. Will you find the words to gain her trust?

by Extend Studio

A 2.5D action-packed side-scrolling platformer, in the traditions of retro classics, that takes you on a thrilling sci-fi adventure!

Take control of combat specialist Ares, or a battle veteran, Tarus, to battle deadly machines with a variety of powerful weapons and armor. Your goal: Save Minos Space Station's survivors and uncover the nefarious Zytron's extinction agenda!

by FirstForever Studios

A.V. is a music-based Stealth-Puzzle game developed in the Unity engine. The game places the player in the role of a rogue music-processing algorithm from a computer's sound systems. From this role, the player can view the world only through the use of sound. When idle, the player views the game world as only a plain, black void. However, each sound in the game sends out a pulse of energy, illuminating a small portion of the world around that sound's source. (Or, in simpler terms, sound = light.) Through this mechanic, players can visualize their surroundings and learn to navigate through a strange, complex, and lively computer world while trying to avoid the anti-virus drones that serve a rather seriously distraught computer.

by Lumenox ehf

Aaru's Awakening is a 2d action platformer taking place in the world of Lumenox. The world of Lumenox is controlled by the four deities "Dawn", "Day", "Dusk" and "Night" that rule the world together in peace. The world is held together with transitions: Night covers the world with darkness and then Dawn returns light back into the world. Day then releases his grip to pass control to Dusk.
The game begins with Dawn sending Aaru on a quest to Nights domain to stop his plan of ruining the balance. To get to Night's domain, Aaru must travel through the Day and Dusk domains before reaching Night. By going out of his own environment and to other domains Aaru is taking a great risk of disturbing the balance of Lumenox. In each domain Aaru is faced with challenges which the player must complete.
The character Aaru can do basic movement such as run and jump but he also has two special abilities. For one he has a powerful "charge" which enables him to charge in any direction no matter what. I.e. if Aaru is falling he can "charge" to stop the fall and by that save himself. He can also break specific walls by charging into them. The second ability is teleporting. Aaru can shoot an orb anywhere he wants and afterwards the player can teleport Aaru to the orbs location.
With these two abilities the player needs to control Aaru and complete the levels within the domains.

by RageSquid

Run, jump and butt-slide into the glorious toy-filled world of Action Henk! Become a master of momentum and defy physics as you race against a band of ragged 90s action figures to once and for all prove that Action Henk is the fastest of them all!

by Vasily Zotov

The brand new action / adventure game on World War II, which is called 'Adventures of general Wudenkrup'.

Wudenkrup is the general of Himmler's SS, who is the allied forces spy under cover.

Game features some russian folk dance and escape in the end on the technical invention, called 'gravitational blob' and is happenning in the French place LeBalcon in the last days of war.

by Pigasus Games

You enter the room. Squinting your eyes under the dim light, you can make up the improbable form of a pig with wings. It is glorious. "We are Pigasus. Mighty game developers", asserts the airborne swine, "And this here is Adventurezator".

"Adventurezator is an adventure game. Well, sort of. You see, we all love adventure games (as all sentient beings in their right minds should) but you must admit that even the best of them lack something very special: good old YOU."

"In Adventurezator, you not only play an ever-renewed pile of brilliantly designed point-and-click adventures: you actually get to design your own, and publish them too! The best part? You can do that without all that boring programming, or math. It's all very technical, but (if we had to put it in layman's terms) it works like a very fancy cable connected directly to your brilliance."

You stare at the flying mammal for a while, barely containing your happiness. You wonder where you could have access to such marvels - Pigasus takes off, and fly into the steam clouds above.

by KnapNok Games and Nifflas' Games

Enjoy all the thrills and excitement of space exploration on a budget? Uexplore brings you affordable space adventures without compromising comfort, fun and safety. Our newest Small Craft (TM) line with its intuitive and simple Heads Down Display technology offers all the functionality and flexibility of the Heads Up Displays installed in more expensive space ships, but at a fraction of the price.

by Cartwheel Games

Against the Wall is a first-person puzzle-platformer set on the side of an infinite wall. Entire civilizations and ecosystems cling for survival on the side of the wall, everyone and everything existing under the constant threat of tumbling into an endless sky. The wall is made up of square white bricks of varying sizes. Players can pull these bricks out of the wall in order to form platforms, stairs, and paths. Players will encounter cities, forests, castles, and other environments in their journey through this strange world.

by null2

AGRAV is a mobile sci-fi game about gravity. Guide your lost space vessel by bending space itself: touching the screen creates black holes that alter your ship's course through gravity. Each level is a 2D physics puzzle, confined to a single screen, which you must successfully navigate through skill and strategical thinking. Avoid obstacles and enemies, collect coins and power-ups, and free the gravmites to find your way home!

by Miracle Positive Co., Ltd.

Airship Q is an out-of-the-box sandbox action RPG from Japan, created together with crowd-funding supporters.

You have been transformed into a cat, and now go on an adventure with your original airship.
Plants grow on the wet soil, water flows with gravity, and rocks are formed by the cooling of lava. The game makes use of the laws of physics and you are challenged to use your creativity.

by Ape Law

Albino Lullaby is a first-person horror adventure game set in a dark and fun subterranean world. Clinging to the precipices of underground cliffs the highly interactive environment twists and contorts around you in real time as you puzzle your way through its equally twisted narrative. The atmospheric powers of the Unreal Engine 4 transport the player into a world yet unseen that etches it's way deep into the player's imagination through it's impressionist art style. Designed from the ground up to also work perfectly on the Oculus Rift, Albino Lullaby aims to transport the player to another plane of perception and immersion.

by DigiPen Team JACE
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Alone is a top-down rogue-like stealth game where the player must use their senses in order to sneak their way through a dark dungeon while avoiding guards and other enemies who also use their senses. These senses include sight, sound and smell.

by Laser Dog Games

Alone... is a fast-paced endless runner that drops the player into the cockpit of a small, one-man space vessel with a single destiny - survive the solitude of space.

Alone... features twitch sensitive sliding controls, tough, score-based gameplay and that 'just one more go' addictive feeling that'll have you playing in the dark at 3am.

Procedural worlds, a soundtrack (https://laserdoggames.bandcamp.com/) that builds to epic levels and a beautiful and unique art style help to deliver an experience that feels polished, unique and seriously addictive.

by Crystal Entertainment
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Join Alphie, a cute baby squid, as he embarks on his life adventure to become a giant squid. Explore the wondrous ocean, its tidal pool, coral reef and depths by riding currents, beating sharks, navigating mazes and growing all the time. Enjoy the vibrant art, funny animation, immersive game play and beautiful music.

Help Alphie eat and grow by touching the screen to lead him to swim and explore the ocean, discovering mysterious sea creatures. As you move through each level of ocean, collect all different types of food and fish. Help Alphie dodge, ink, and trap predators. As you strategize to survive, hypnotize your prey and camouflage yourself in colorful seaweeds.

Quick reflexes will help you navigate through the mazes and evade attacks from unfriendly creatures. In each level you need to eat enough to keep growing to pass through two current gates. Earn extra points by finding gold treasure chests and uncovering treasure fish! For high score, earn even more points by eating lots of fish consecutively.

As you meet new prey and predators, be sure to check the gallery and read the fun facts highlighting the diversity of sea creatures in the game.

The game is scored by award winning and Emmy nominated composer David Ari Leon, whose original scores for game titles include Superman, Snoopy Coaster, Contre Jour and Woody Woodpecker.

by Vagabond Dog

Set out on a cross-country journey to win back the love of your life and endure the hardship of making story-defining choices that affect your life and the lives of those around you.

by Cosmic Picnic

Amazing Discoveries in Outer Space (ADIOS) is a 2D space exploration game with a rich simulation grounded in astrophysics. ADIOS is also one of the precious few 2D-space-simulator-platformer-rougelike-explore-em-up-hybrid-genre-did-we-mention-space-games (2DSSPREEUHGDWMSG) out there.

Armed with just a flashlight and a tow cable you must face a personal energy crisis as you try to get home in a worn out spaceship with limited energy reserves. So get creative and save energy by performing an advanced gravitational slingshot or by just giving your legs some of that much needed workout.

by Krillbite Studio

Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you are a two year old child. What is imagination and what is reality? You're vulnerable, scared, and trying to make sense of the world.

by Moondrop
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Amphora is a peculiar puzzle game that mix story elements and physics. Amphora presents you with an unfamiliar world with a striking visual style inspired by all the shadow theatre traditions and colors of the world.

Each scene will show you something new and always try to challenge your understanding of what is going on. Manipulate objects and build structures to create solutions to unconventional problems.

Uncover the story of a girl in a world of intertwining tales. Tales that blend together, creating a curious narrative. Discover on your own terms, as Amphora communicates its concepts non-verbally. Enjoy!

by Triplefox

A music sandbox game, similar to Falling Sand. Drag and drop pieces and watch them generate original music sequences.

by Mike Mezhenin

And the Moment Is Gone is an experimental game about regrets, insecurities, internal monologues and the moments of life you relive over and over.

by Team Stendec

Redneck Angus has to save the world from ...yeah you guessed it. From first glance, our hero Angus seems to be as dim as a glow worm's armpit, but to save the world he has to get from his cozy couch and get his guns in row, he is our only hope. Though the situation looks like a pretty straight forward run and gun scenario Angus has to make a lot of tactical choices along the way. He also has to choose his weapons with care, you never know when you run out of bullets.

Angus hates Aliens is all about reaction and tactical choices against a plethora of different enemies. Every enemy and every situation requires Angus to think about specific approaches making this game more tactical than your usual shooter. Keep your finger on the trigger, think first, then shoot and Angus might get out of this mess alive.

by Jakub Koziol

Any Moment is a self-exploration game. You are not a character. There is no fourth wall to break. You play as you. You listen. Most of the action happens in your head while you let the game interact with you.

by Monsters

Apocalypse Cow in one breath: A jump and gun platformer with the ability to slow the world down while you, as a cute little girl, reduce your favourite entertainment media into pools of blood and mockery in this parody of the game industry. Inhale.

Or as we recently put it, it's Super Mario on Crack with a Weapon.

by Alientrap

Apotheon is a heroic action game set within the vibrant world of Ancient Greek Mythology. Ascend Mount Olympus, wrestle the divine powers from the Pantheon of Gods, and save mankind.

by Tin Man Games

Appointment With FEAR is an adventure game stylized like an interactive graphic novel. Players customize their hero's gender, costume and superpower, then search the crime-laden Titan City. Only by discovering and solving clues can the player find and stop the insidious Titanium Cyborg from carrying out his evil plan for world domination!

by A Stranger Gravity
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Lying on your back in a warm grassy field, you watch birds flit between the clouds above.

Apsis is a playful and emotive experience about a flock of birds. You start with a single bird high above the ground. Guide the bird through the sky with your touch or a mouse, exploring the world and finding other birds to join you. Your flock grows as you travel across the beautiful skies of a far-off land and create an expressive story without words.

Apsis is a bit of a love letter to the games we'd like to see made: games that aren't about winning, scoring, conquering or even necessarily making progress. We want you to sit down to wrap yourself in a short journey and return to your life feeling just a bit better.

We have been honored to showcase Apsis at the 2013 Boston Festival of Indie Games, Gamercamp 2014, and the 2014 Indie Prize USA, where Apsis was awarded "Most Promising Game".

APT

by RIP Studios

APT is a challenging first-person movement and physics game.

You are a participant of the APT Human Sciences test facility. Aptitude testing of this level requires some of the most diligent subjects who, equipped with the tools of their Test Suit, will jump, fly, and tether to complete each area. With multiple routes and methods of completion, race the clock and compete with the world for the best time.

Arc

by DigiPen Team Paragon
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Arc is a competitive multi-player racing game set in a mythic SciFi world. Players race through deserts and alien constructs on a distant planet under the blue glow of an alien sky, attempting to out-maneuver their opponents and complete the race. Your driving and shooting skills will be challenged in this beautiful, alien environment. The technology, art, and music of Arc was created from scratch.

by Duaik Entretenimento Ltda

Aritana is a platform game which the main aspect of its mechanics is the possibility of changing your stance. It defines attributes such as Speed, Jump Force, Attacks and Special Abilities. The player must choose between these stances to overcome obstacles and fight the Spirits of the Forest in a quick, intuitive and fun gameplay mechanic.