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Gamkedo Spotlight Picks from Extra Credits Holiday Jam 2018

a collection by Gamkedo Club · last updated 2019-01-15 02:01:55

These are some highlights, picked by Gamkedo Club founder Chris DeLeon, from among the 115 submissions to Gamkedo's optional giveaway promo which was coordinated in official connection with Extra Credits Holiday Jam (all 217 entries). Creators of all games below were contacted, and provided permission for their projects to be featured in this collection.

The games below were not developed by Gamkedo Club members. These were made externally, as part of Extra Credits Holiday Jam, although most are compatible in many ways with Gamkedo's approach. The biggest difference, of course: all created it in a jam time frame, rather than spread out on 1-5 month part-time schedules.

In no particular order...

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Slow Motion Arcade Shooter!
Shooter

This game is all about the lingering slo-mo before rapid action, like seen in 300, RDJ's Sherlock Holmes, or The Matrix, but if it were on NES :)

A profound puzzle platformer with an important message.
Platformer
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A well-designed narrative metaphor puzzle platformer, about a serious topic though handled in an accessible way.

Stop time and re-arrange the "present" scene in my entry to the Extra Credits Holiday Jam 2018
Puzzle
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I recommend checking it out. Clever core mechanic, good level progression putting that to good use, and neat take on the theme.

Winter has arrived, you could say it's... present.
Action
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It's simple and silly, but that can be a good thing when done this well. The physics crashes reminded me of good times playing Joe Danger.

A game about staying cool under pressure
Puzzle
Play in browser

The theme was "Present" - which most people did as "gift" or "now" but  some folks did it as "to present" - the latter is quite tricky to turn into gameplay. Here's an entertaining take on that interpretation.

Bullet hellish boss rush where you fight in ancient Greece to become the champion of the gods.
Shooter
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This game is pretty hard, but it's also pretty rad, so you won't mind so much needing to practice to advance.

Make your friends laugh with wacky presentations

This duo took the "present" theme not only as the core concept, but also as the format. The game is literally a PowerPoint file, and what to do with it. It's an inspiring idea.

Many consider the present to be a gift. For the lone knight​ in the cells of the castle, it's plainly a curse.
Adventure
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Strong visual style, throwback gameplay, all around solid execution.

strategy game for #extragamejam 2018
Strategy

Be a time wizard! Fast forward and rewind time of objects to reverse pollution, unchop trees, adjust people's ages... to help maintain a balanced ecosystem and population. What a cool concept.

Shooter
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Plays like a classic arcade action game, plus has a solid presentation. I'm not good at it, yet still have fun playing it, and if anything that probably captures an appropriate sense of overwhelm for the situation.

Twas the night before Lichmas...
Action

Really impressive graphics for jam scope. It plays well, too. The team did a great job establishing a rich sense of environment very economically with a limited number of  models and effects.

Stroll down memory lane on Christmas Eve.
Adventure
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Well-scoped retro exploration, with really catchy classical Christmas chip tunes.

It's a Diner Dash-style, except you're taking orders to prepare custom cards. Excellent mix of details to pay and types of interactions help it feel authentic. 

A hardcore and fast-paced fighting game in which your samurai have to kill 100 enemy samurai. Sounds simple right?
Action

Stylish visuals, snappy gameplay, captures well the tone and feel of an exciting moment in a samurai flick.

Everyone knows plushie horses love collecting presents! (1-4 Players)

This horse is so floppy!

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​Play as the Musketeer as they help a little porcelain doll find and fix her broken leg!
Action

Nifty perspective to mix 2D gameplay and 3D models, plus has an interesting game mechanic for recovery. Explore a bit to find the hidden hard mode.