2015 Competition Entrants

by Pencil Test Studios
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From the creators of the Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood games, comes a ground breaking stop motion clay animated adventure game called Armikrog. Follow the adventures of a space explorer named Tommynaut and his blind alien talking dog named Beak-Beak as they crash land on a weird planet and end up locked in a mysterious fortress called Armikrog.

Created using classic modeling, sculpting, set building and clay & puppet fabrication methods combined with digital animation, the Pencil Test team have brought this unique universe to life with quirky, loveable characters, colorful environments, mind-bending puzzles and a compelling storyline.

Voiceover talent includes several well-know actors such as Jon Heder (Napoeon Dynamite) and Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain) and the game's original soundtrack has been created by American songwriter and record producer Terry Taylor.

by LyteShot
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The LyteShot Platform
LyteShot is a new kind of mobile gaming system. Using sensor-based peripherals that work with your smartphone or smart glass, LyteShot takes gaming out of the living room and brings it into the real world. The LyteShot platform consists of the Lyter handheld device, the LytePuck receiver, which is worn by each player and, if desired, the player's choice of peripherals: the LyteGun, LyteWand, LyteDagger and many more. The Lyter handheld device and LytePuck sensor connect with your mobile device to transmit game data to other players via the cloud. Depending on the game, the LyteShot system can, for example, send a virtual antidote to a poisoned comrade, deliver a deadly blow to an enemy, or locate a key to unlock a virtual treasure. Through the pull of a trigger, the Lyter sends out a beam to the LytePuck that carries commands to trigger any of these responses (and so many more). Once the LytePuck receives a command, it reacts by lighting up or vibrating, alerting the player who is wearing the LytePuck to the in-game response. This command also gets sent instantaneously through the cloud to all the players' mobile devices so everyone gets the most up to date game stats, messages, and any other type of real time information.

Assassin: The Game
With the launch of the platform, LyteShot proudly presents its first game of many called Assassin: The Game. To play, you organize a game right from your smartphone. The first thing you do is set up your unique game rules. For example, you can set the game timeframe, geo-boundaries, special functions to make the game more complex like respawning, late entry, cool-down clock, penalties, and more. You also have the option to make your game public and allow anyone in the area to join. Once your invited friends accept their invites, you hit the play button on your smartphone and receive your target's dossier with a mugshot. Your mission is to find and eliminate this target by finding the target and igniting their LytePuck with your Lyter. Your challenge is to do this before your Assassin finds and eliminates you. Paranoia will escalate quickly in this game since the identity of your Assassin is unknown and has the ability to take you out with a long range hit, or score more points with a close proximity hit. Once you find and eliminate your target, the LyteShot app system will automatically update the game status and you will immediately be given your next target from the players left remaining in the game. The game ends when the last Assassin eliminates their last target.

by Witch Beam
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Assault Android Cactus is the work of a three person team in Brisbane Australia combing western arcade twinstick gameplay and Japanese inspired bullet hell to create an intense skill based experience spanning transforming levels and multi-stage bosses.

Controlling a battery powered android attempting to rescue a crippled interplanetary freighter from its robot workers, you're sixty seconds away from deactivating unless you defeat enemies fast enough to release a vital power top up. With your fate tied to a battery, genre conventions are flipped and the only way to stay alive is hurl yourself into danger.

by Michael Consoli, Cartwheel Games
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Asterisk is a team-based shooter in which starship crews compete to destroy each other in pitched space battles. Each crew is given the controls of their ship, a number of guns, some drones, and are then tasked with shooting their opponents' vessel out of the sky.

by Dinofarm Games
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Auro introduces a whole new kind of gameplay: *Bumping Tactics* - the strategic use of movement, magic spells, and straight-up bumping to kill monsters, gain points, and become a master Bumper!

Set in an original fantasy universe, guide the brash, spoiled Prince Auro through procedurally generated dungeons, with only a handful of tactical spells - and your wits - to protect you.

Face a variety of monsters, each with their own cool tactical abilities, and then when they least expect it - give 'em a healthy bump - STRAIGHT INTO THE DRINK!

by Alientrap
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Create, Collect, and Crash in Autocraft, a physics destruction sandbox. Create your own cars, rockets, tanks, planes, boats, and more.

by Tusmørke
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This is a story about the struggles and conflicts with fear; the guilt and the shame; but also about perseverance and healing. Autumn is about the aftermath of an attack and sexual assault.

Autumn has been designed to take people through the looking glass, using Oculus Rift to step into someone else's reality. We ask of our players to experience something terrible, but also to be part of the healing process and empathize with the vulnerability of a rape survivor.

We believe that an interactive experience, where you literally walk in someone else's shoes, is the best medium to explain what words alone cannot. We also believe that games can be about meaningful and important topics, capable of exploring uncomfortable and thought provoking subjects, just like film, literature and other media are capable of doing too.

by COFA Games
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Video game in which ordinary people awaken their super powers and fight for remembrance and glory. Game is simplifying proven MOBA mechanics and bringing them to mobile devices, Facebook and desktops in form of mid-core style competitive tournaments. Other then realtime combat players can develop their own town, improve buildings, make their heroes stronger and socialize in guilds. Game is also supporting Oculus 3D integration.

by Thomas Happ Games LLC
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Explore and uncover the mystery of a surreal alien world by blasting aliens and glitching your environment in this intense retro side-scrolling action/adventure for PS4 and Vita.

by Fallstreak Studio
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Axle is a unique platform game that takes place inside the clockwork of WWII era machinery. You play as a gear, Axle, who is built to fix toys. Axle's dreams of adventure come true when he is swept up in a journey that will land him right in the middle of machines bigger and badder than he could ever imagine. With unique rolling and magnetizing game mechanics, an original electroswing score, and a rich steampunk world, Axle is sure to be a platformer game you can't put down!

by Team a•part•ment
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Nick Connor just got dumped. His girlfriend of four years has left him behind. Explore the wreckage of their relationship by uncovering the memories scattered throughout their apartment. Venture outside to visit his neighbors: a lost daughter, a widow, an unfaithful lover. Strangers living within a single apartment complex.

Enter their apartments - their lives, their relationships, their innermost thoughts - in a series of surreal, textual, poetic vignettes.

a•part•ment is an experiment: an autopsy of a relationship conducted through text and interactivity.

by Arachnid Games
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A whimsical side scrolling shoot-em-up with a platforming over-world.
Battle the forces of Logic using various creative weapons, and discover the nature of this beautifully inked world. As the name suggests, the game is entirely drawn in ballpoint pen on several college ruled notebooks.

by Simon Ducroquet
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A minimalist one-touch control game with precise physics to ride a unicycle through ingenious wooden handmade obstacles.

by Jason McIntosh
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Barbetween is an interactive art installation that reflects on memory, regret, and recovery. One can visit it on Seltani.net, a multi-user (and multi-author) hypertext game world.

This work was created as part of ShuffleComp, a 2014 game jam that challenged authors to create original interactive fiction inspired by songs assigned to them via random shuffle. Barbetween takes its theme and its name from "Between the Bars" by Elliott Smith.

While Seltani is themed around the Myst universe, Barbetween, which takes perhaps 15 minutes to play through, requires no particular knowledge of or familiarity with Myst.

by Turning Wheel
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Barony is a 3D, first-person RPG featuring cooperative multiplayer, dungeon-crawling mechanics, roguelike elements, and real-time action. The goal of the game is to destroy an undead lich named Baron Herx, who terrorized the world above in a previous life and is now holding out in a vast subterranean complex known as the Devil's Bastion. The game fully supports cooperative multiplayer for up to four players, meaning you can experience this adventure by yourself or with a few friends over LAN or the internet.

by JABB INTERACTIVE
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From indie game developer JABB INTERACTIVE, comes the new addictive iOS game, BasketWars, launching late 2014. BasketWars is an action-packed basketball game based on the famous battles of World War II. Use your soldier to launch the balls up in the air and into the basket. These are no ordinary balls though, these balls have some serious firepower. Each amazingly designed WWII influenced ball has a unique weapon to help you defeat the enemy and make the perfect shot. This isn't as easy as it sounds. You will be armed with a few balls to make one amazing shot that will destroy all the enemy forces. You will have to time your shots perfectly as an onslaught of grenades, missiles, and bullets are hurled towards you with bad intent. Once you have managed to conquer the progressively difficult battles, you will then meet the Bosses. Armed with guns, grenades, and missiles, getting past each boss will be nearly impossible. With over 60 masterfully designed levels, and 6 insane Bosses, and nastalgic bonus levels, BasketWars is a true test of strength and skill. Play alone or challenge your friends to a battle of epic proportion. Do you have what it takes to win the war? Hoo-rah!

by Kumobius
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A simple but puzzling platformer that designs its stages around an alternative to the traditional "speed-run" level design concept. In place of speed running is a "jump par", literally a minimum number of jumps that a stage can be completed in. This par is made more complex by the protagonist's constant automatic jumping mechanic.

by DigiPen Team The MIDI Project
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BeatBox is a survival game for 1 to 4 players. Gameplay takes place atop a neon-lit cube which flips and turns in time with a thumping electronic soundtrack which is generated randomly as the game is played. Each flip changes the color of the cube, triggering different enemy types associated with each color to appear and attempt to push the players off. Knocking enemies and other players off of the cube will earn the players points, as will surviving through consecutive flips. The action speeds up as the game goes on, challenging players to keep up. Special events may cause the cube to change shape, gain extra spinning force, or a scattering of power-ups or floating platforms to appear. Players can compete for a high score, aim to be the last one standing, or work together to see how long they can survive as a team.

by Andi McClure and Michael Brough
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GREAT ARTIST is a chaotic paint program, where each key on the keyboard does a different unhelpful thing. Surrender your intent to the raw chaos of creation and you can make something beautiful.

by Rumpus
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An intriguing, dark humoured murder mystery, full of intrigue, dark humour, murder and mystery. Help leading Victorian Explorator Bertram Fiddle uncover the identity of London's most elusive serial killer, known only as Geoff the Murderer in this wonderfully bizarre 2d point and click adventure game.

by Brain Machine
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BHB is a physics-based 2.5d sidescroller where you pilot a blue BioHazard Bot. In order to search a contaminated research facility for a missing expedition, BHB must systematically stop the spread of the vicious creatures that have infested it. Along the way, BHB will encounter many species of alien creatures, gain hardware upgrades, and encounter obstacles such as miniature black holes, gravity altering surfaces, and more.

by Shield Break Studios
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Bierzerkers is a multiplayer brawler set in the viking afterlife. Each Bierzerker is designed to play quite differently and features stylized Norse visuals and arcade-inspired melee gameplay. Easy to pick up combat feels natural and shows its depth in the hands of skilled players.

Bik

by Zotnip Games
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A 2D point and click adventure game in space! Eat some sandwiches and save the galaxy!

Bik is a sci-fi 2D point-and-click indie adventure game that takes inspiration from games such as Space Quest, Kings Quest, Monkey Island, The Dig, Full Throttle, and all the other classic Sierra and Lucas Arts adventure games.

Bik follows a young boy who is abducted by aliens while on a camping trip. After joining forces with two friendly alien mercenaries, Bik escapes from his abductors and tries to find his way home. Along the way, Bik and his newfound friends outsmart hijackers, (eat some brownies), accept a perilous mission to find a missing alien, (make some sandwiches), foil a dastardly plot by an evil corporate empire, (argue with disgruntled robots), and save a planet on the brink of destruction.

by Uken Games
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Finally! The best-looking, best-sounding, and best-feeling bingo game is now available on iOS!

We bring the POP to classic Bingo with exciting arcade-style gameplay and beautifully designed stages!

- Play in REAL TIME with thousands of other players!
- Tilt the odds in your favour by using one of our GAME CHANGING power-ups including INSTANT BINGO and DOUBLE DAUB!
- Play up to FOUR CARDS for four times the CHALLENGE and four times the BINGOs!
- Win BIG BONUSES with SLOTS!
- Unlock EXOTIC stages, globetrotting from Havana Cabana to Monte Carlo and earn unique REWARDS and BONUSES!
- Collect postcards and redeem them for AMAZING rewards!
- Experience the FUN with your Facebook friends.
- WINNING in Bingo has never been more fun and addictive.

by Bionick Army
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Join the Bionick Army! Now! Play the first part of the bionick trilogy now and help "S" to retrieve the secret information to win the war against the enemy cyborg forces. Dodge rockets and beams by jumping over them or slide under them and enjoy how the story progresses. Or simply chase for your next personal or worldwide highscore.

This is the first game of the Bionick Army Trilogy. There will be two mores games, sharing the same story, which will be hopefully available in 2015.

It is available in the iOS App Store, Android Play Store, Windows Phone Store and Windows Store.

by Soojin Rho
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"Birth" game is a pray experience in which you give birth to something you hope for. In this game, you give birth to a child by tetris game play. A stiff fetus gains liveliness and is born by playing game. A child is a metaphor of something you desire, that can be anything - peace, love, happiness, etc. By giving birth to and raising something you pray for, you grow up and gain power to give birth to yourself, finally. In the final stage of game play, you reach the state of self-transcendence, embracing your children.

by Greg Batha
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Bit bit blocks is a competitive puzzle game for touch devices. Two players go head to head in tug-of-war puzzle combat. Face off against your friends anytime, anywhere!

by Plastic Games
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Virus. You hate it. We all hate it. Now you can do something about it!

Bit Shifter: the premier virus and malware protection system, featuring:

* Arcade Action with a Robotic Bit Army
* Awesome Weapons and Power-ups
* Entertaining Story with Cool Characters
* Epic Boss Battles
* Ship and Weapon Upgrades
* Full Game Controller Support with Natural FPS-style Control
* Bonus Levels, Achievements, and more

Fighting Virus. Who says it's all fun and games?

Bit Shifter is a 3D action/strategy game where you fly a hover ship that can pickup and place and heal your robotic soldiers in the war against the virus threatening your PC. It takes place in a futuristic world, inside of your computer, where the viral threat could lead to catastrophic system failure. You play the role of Flash Bios, who pilots a virus fighting vessel called the Scandisc. You must strategically deploy virus fighting robots called Bits, and protect them while they clean up the virus. Where will you put them? Choose wisely because the virus spreads faster down the data paths and if it reaches the Datastream it will corrupt the whole system!

Bit Shifter has a retro arcade feel and a unique blend of action and strategy elements. The intuitive flight model and the simple strategic premise allow a player to jump right in and have fun while slowly building skills for more advanced play.

by Team Future
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"Listen carefully to my directions. Look to your right. There are two agents behind that door and they will reach you in 5 seconds. They just heard you. RUN!"

Imagine that you are in the Matrix and the voice that's speaking isn't Morpheus but your best friend. Black Hat Oculus is a 2-player cooperative stealth game. Play as Hammer in the Oculus Rift (or on a normal display). Sneak past agents, avoid traps, and discover secrets. Or play as Spice. Use your hacking skills to disable enemies, unlock doors, guide Hammer, and more.

by Denver Coulson & Ben Sironko
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Black Hole Party! is a fast-paced party game taking place in a black hole! Up to 4 players leap from planet to planet, trying to knock each other into the deadly center! The game features radical radial gameplay, spastic competition, and razzle-dazzle partying!

by Super Duper Garrett Cooper
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Black Ice is a Hack and Shoot - a Cyberpunk First-Person Shooter / Hack & Slash RPG about hacking. Think Borderlands meets Tron. The cyber-world is procedurally generated, the colors are neon, the loot is randomized, and the lasers are loud.

Black Ice has online co-op and PVP multiplayer, offline single player, mods, a wonderful original soundtrack, and of course, a photosensitive mode.

by Wadjet Eye Games
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A dead man's soul cries out against the force of a ferocious blizzard. He cries for help. He cries for answers. Then he screams as he is torn apart like damp tissue paper.

This wasn't the first time, and it won't be the last.

The police are powerless to stop it, so the duty falls to the only ones who can. What force could be so powerful – and so malevolent – that it would destroy the very core of a life in order to get what it wants? Rosa Blackwell and Joey Mallone mean to find out, even if it means risking themselves in the process.

by Hydrangea
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Your head is a control stick.
Your finger is a laser discharge machine.

This game using only Oculus Rift and LEAP Motion.

by Richard3D
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Another online multiplayer shooter except....no bullets (or robots, or soldiers, or aliens or rockets) just bees! Lot's of feisty bees competing to evolve to the next Queen. Dominate flowers, purchase upgrades and items, and sting your friends into submission. Bzzzzzz!

by Game Loop Labs
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Blockadillo is an arcady Android game where you have to smash colored blocks with a color changing armadillo. The catch? The armadillo is rolled up and bounces up and down by itself the whole time. You can only steer it left and right to reach the blocks you have to smash in order to complete a level.

This may be harder than it sounds. The blocks are colored and the Armadillo has to take on the same color to smash the blocks. Changing color is accomplished through special blocks. Besides these there are a lot of other things to find in a typical Blockadillo level like: blocks that can only be moved with the right color, switches, ancient machines, moving platforms, deadly traps and huge bubbling lava pits.

by Mutated Software
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Pilot explosion-prone spacecraft as a day job as you literally and figuratively explore upwards mobility in glorious hand drawn 2D! Blue-Collar Astronaut plays like an episodic version of Atari's Lunar Lander if you could fly from Earth to the moon in a single level.

by Giant Brains
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Bonds is a charming platforming puzzle game that delves into the concept of human bonding through mind-bending levels that challenge the player to explore and solve puzzles in two separate yet connected worlds.

by Game Oven
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Bounden guides two people to dance together using a single smartphone. Holding either end of a device, you swing your arms and twist your body, following a path of rings on a virtual sphere.

Bounden has playful, Twister-like dances that get you entangled, and graceful, ballet-like choreographies made by the Dutch National Ballet. With this unique collaboration, Bounden finds common ground between ballet and games.

by Blue Mammoth Games
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Brawlhalla is a multiplayer 2D platform brawler for PC. The baddest-ass warriors in history brawl in an eternal tourney of champions for bragging rights, infinite mead, and the pure pleasure of delivering a beatdown.

Our vision for Brawlhalla is a fun, accessible game that rivals any brawler in depth and variety, and looks like the best Saturday morning cartoons. Bash your buddies in local multiplayer, or dive in to the best online experience of any 4+ player fighting game! Includes free-for-all, teams, custom games, tournaments, and more.

by Avery S. Terrell
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Broken Heart Factory is a game about sorting hearts and clicking buttons! You work for Professor Love-Joy in his factory as he mends sick, broken, and black hearts and uses the resulting love hearts to brew magical love potions. Do your job and ensure each potion is brewed successfully and you shall be rewarded greatly - however if you ruin any of the potions you will soon find yourself without a job!

by Minisaur
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Bruce Wheels is now available!
Get it on Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.minisaur.android.games...

A fantastic upside down adventure with a simple and innovative gameplay!

Turn the cage (ehm .. the phone) to let Bruce jump on the platforms and eat all the peanuts! But beware, many dangers and enemies await you!

Bruce Wheels features a never-before seen, immediate, fun and constantly challenging gameplay. Test your reflexes and adopt the winning strategy to achieve the highest score! Turn the phone by 360 degrees, blow into the microphone, rub and hit! We challenge you to beat all the levels!

- Simple and innovative gameplay
- Fantastic graphics
- Many bonuses, enemies and friends
- 5 worlds, 75 levels, 225 goals to complete and many more to come!
- 58 achievements!
- Survival mode
- Play style adapting difficulty

Bruce Wheels is constantly expanding and we plan to release a lot of content in the months to come!

by Basement Rat Studios LLC
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Lay a beatdown on your friends!

Buddy Beatdown, the 2D goofy action game is a cross between Fruit Ninja and your friends faces. Currently in development, Buddy Beatdown is slated for release later this year. Players can lay a beatdown to anyone they choose, while leveling up stats, earning awards, and unlocking destructive new attacks to perform on their Buddies.

Upload faces and create custom characters to beat down at any time. Easily customize a character's body size, skin color, shirt, pants, shoes, gloves, headwear, and accessories. Unlock unique environments and lay a beat down on your buddies at the beach, club, or just in the backyard.

Swipe your finger to slap your buddy in the face, body, or legs. Fill up the Power Meter to trigger slow motion combat. Unlock Bonus Attacks and watch your buddies get stomped by a massive boot, mauled by a ferocious bear, decapitated by an enchanted bunny, and much more. Upgrade your stats and earn extra cash by dealing more damage.

Buddy Beatdown automatically captures in-game screenshots that may be shared over Facebook, Twitter, Email, and more. Beat up your buddies and share the photos for everyone to see. Beat up your friends, family, bosses, pets, or enemies; there are no limits on who you may beat down.

by AVCV Games
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Monty the Armadillo Bug thinks he's a tough guy when it comes to making his way down trees, but the problem is he can't see where he's going. That's why he needs your help and expert guidance to make it to safety. Bugchinko is an enchanting spin on Pachinko, the classic precursor to pinball. Use your quick reflexes and arcade mastery to roll, bounce and score your way to victory.

by Bulb Boy Team
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In the Electric Forest, lived a boy with a glowing head whose name was Bulb Boy (alright, it's a bulb...). He grew up in a big old house with his GRANDPAraffin and Mothdog. It was a time of fun, friendship and love. One gloomy night, Bulb wakes suddenly from a frightening nightmare to discover that darkness has overshadowed the old family house. GRANDPAraffin and Mothdog have disappeared… Are they ok?

Bulb Boy is a 2D point'n'click adventure where you solve puzzles and defeat monsters to reveal a twisted tale. The idea behind Bulb Boy is to create a heart gripping horror story with a creepy feel. Bulb Boy will be able to change his body, tossing his head into other bulb holders, as well as using heat and electric shocks to defend and attack enemies.

by Onipunks (Beijing) Software Ltd
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C-Wars is Mega Man Battle Network meets Knights of the round. If you enjoy roguelike such as FTL then that's totally your game. The game will be released on XBox One and Steam.

by Made With Monster Love
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Cadence is a thoughtful sound puzzle about building logical connections in 4D space to compose loops of music. Open-ended puzzles combine with real-time synths to create an infinite number of melodies, and ultimately allows you to experiment with music regardless of your musical ability.

by Dean Tate (Pixelsaurus Games) and Brian Chan (Future Crayon)
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Captain Forever Remix is a 2D action roguelike where you create a spaceship and blast apart randomly-generated enemies for spare parts.

You better build a pretty tough ship, because you're gonna need it. Your mutant little brother is being a total butthead and must be stopped! He froze the Sun, poked out Jupiter's eye, drank Neptune's oceans, and cracked Earth like an egg! Set off across a messed-up Solar System to put a stop to the big jerkface once & for all!

Captain Forever Remix is an officially-licensed remix of the award-winning Captain Forever by Farbs.

by Tinytouchales and Mexer
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Card Crawl is a Dungeon Crawler build around a modified deck of standard cards.
A Dev-Log can be found here: http://www.cardcrawl.com

by Bit Mass
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Cards and Castles is a combination collectible card and strategy game! Start by building a deck of cards, then play your cards on the battlefield to create fully controllable units, area spells and more! Collect cards to create more strategies and combos to dominate your opponents!

by Team Cannonbot
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Hello, and thanks for checking out our project.

Cards Cards Cards! is a lightning fast micro challenge game.

The build you are checking out right now is our proof of concept demo. Each card represents a different micro challenge.This build features 12 super fast micro challenges that should give you a feeling for what the final game will be like.