With well over 180 submissions, it could not have been easy to pick just three from the recently concluded Amaze Me Game Jam. Yet somehow it happened, and having briefly played them, I can safely say… you’re really missing out if you haven’t yet. So, have you? Are you going to? Well? What’ll it be?
Lam’s Untitled Neon by Nyveon, Faxdoc, Happysquared, Sunnydaze and VictoryArcana
Lam’s Untitled Neon is one of those games that doesn’t need over-the-top mechanics to mesmerize you. The game tells a story of a neon shop in Hong Kong, which struggles not only with the decline of the neon industry, but also a conflict between a grandchild and a grandparent. Add fun minigames on top of that and you just got yourself a very nice game for an afternoon, which is bound to stick with you for a long time after playing it.
Quaterneo by rologfos
Here’s the thing – puzzle games are great, but puzzle is hardly the most exciting genre in the game world. In comes Quaterneo, a game that turns puzzle onto its head – literally! This match-four block stacker comes with a unique mechanical twist, which will keep you entertained for hours. If you’re looking for a puzzle game that will challenge your strategic thinking, Quaterneo is the one for you.
Purple Desert by BOON, soVes, Fredrik, Zghra and Viktor Kraus
Have you ever wanted to conquer the Dark Side of the Moon? Good news, Purple Desert will let you do just that… with cards! Who knew a dungeon crawl could be this fun? Purple Desert lets you explore a dungeon in a classic roguelike fashion, turning each battle into an exciting card match. You can turn up the heat by summoning Tokens, which provide you with powerful, but temporary buffs, so be sure to use them wisely!